David Framorando

Office 5152, Uni-Mail

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 92 62
Fax: +41 (0)22 3799219
University of Geneva
40, Bd. du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Research Interests

Affective priming visibility, affective priming warning, motivational intensity theory, Implicit-Affect-Prime-Effort model, cardiovascular response.



June 2011 Bachelor in Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
June 2014 Master in Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Professional experience

October 2014 - December 2015 Trainee psychologist, CAPPI Servette, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland
September 2014 - February 2016 Research assistant, Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory, University of Geneva, Switzerland
Since March 2016 PhD candidate, Geneva Motivation Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Journal articles:

Framorando, D., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2019). It’s about effort: Implicit affect’s impact on cardiovascular response is context-dependent. Psychophysiology, 11: e13436. doi: 10.1111/psyp.13436

Del Zotto, M., Framorando D., Pegna A. J. (in press). Waist-to-hip ratio affects female body attractiveness and modulates early brain response. European Journal of Neuroscience.

Framorando, D., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2019). Prime warning moderates implicit affect primes’ effect on effort-related cardiac response in men. Biological Psychology, 142, 62-69. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2019.01.013

Framorando, D., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2018). The effect of negative implicit affect, prime visibility, and gender on effort-related cardiac response. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 4, 354-363. doi: 10.1007/s40750-018-0097-0

Burra, N., Framorando, D., & Pegna, A.J. (2018). Early and late cortical responses to directly gazing faces are task-dependent. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 796-809. doi: 10.3758/s13415-018-0605-5

Framorando, D., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2018). Prime visibility moderates implicit anger and sadness effects on effort-related cardiac response. Biological Psychology, 135, 204-210. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2018.04.007

Framorando, D., Burra, N., Bapst, M., & Pegna, A.J. (2018). ERP responses greater for faces in the temporal compared to the nasal visual field. Neuroscience Letters, 665, 7-12. doi: org/10.1016/j.neulet.2017.11.031

Carlei, C., Framorando, D., Burra, N., & Kerzel, D. (2017). Face processing is enhanced in the left and upper visual hemi-fields. Visual Cognition, 25, 749-761. doi: 10.1080/13506285.2017.1327466

Framorando, D., George, N., Kerzel, D., & Burra, N. (2017). Straight gaze facilitates face processing but does not cause involuntary attentional capture. Visual Cognition, 24, 381-391. doi:10.1080/13506285.2017.1285840

Premand, N., Baeriswyl-Cottin, R., Gex-Fabry, M., Hiller, N., Framorando, D., Eytan, A., ... Bartolomei, J. (2017). Determinants of suicidality and of treatment modalities in a community psychiatry sample of asylum seekers. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 206, 27-32. doi:10.1097/nmd.0000000000000639

Framorando, D., Bapst, M., Vuille, N., & Pegna, A.J. (2017). Naso-temporal asymmetries: suppression of emotional faces in the temporal visual hemifield. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 11, 14. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00014

Bartolomei, J., Baeriswyl-Cottin, R., Framorando, D., Kasina, F., Premand, N., Eytan, A., & Khazaal, Y. (2016). What are the barriers to access to mental healthcare and the primary needs of asylum seekers? A survey of mental health caregivers and primary care workers. BMC Psychiatry, 16, 336. doi:10.1186/s12888-016-1048-6