homemembersprojectsteachinglinkscontact

Nicolas Silvestrini

Office 5157, Uni-Mail

Phone: +41 (0)22 379 9268
Fax: +41 (0)22 3799219
University of Geneva
40, Bd. du Pont d'Arve
CH-1211 Geneva 4
Switzerland

Research Interests

Effortful cognitive processes, automaticity and implicit cognitive processes
Pain and reciprocal influences of pain and cognitive processes
Self-regulation, affect
Psychophysiology and cardiovascular measures of mental effort

Vita

Link to the complete cv

Education

October 2004 License in psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
June 2008 Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Advisors: Prof. Guido H.E. Gendolla

Award

November 2014 Poster Award for "The Influence of Priming Pain on Effort-Related Cardiovascular Response", obtained at the Annual Convention of the Swiss Society for the Study of Pain, Interlaken, Switzerland.

Professional experience

August 2015-Present Senior Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland
October 2015-July 2016 Substitute Senior Lecturer, University of Geneva, Switzerland
October 2012-September 2015 Senior Research Associate, project entitled “Motivational Perspectives on the Reciprocal Influence of Cognitive Control and Pain”, Ambizione grant from the Swiss National Science Foundation (n°PZ00P1_142458/1)
September 2011-September 2012 Post-Doc, project "Primed Affect and Effort-Related Cardiovascular Response", University of Geneva, Switzerland
September 2010-August 2011 Fellowship for Prospective Researcher, granted by the Swiss National Science Foundation, project "The Impact of Cognitive Resource Depletion on Pain", advisor: Prof. P. Rainville, University of Montreal, Canada
September 2008-August 2010 Post-Doc, project "Primed Affect and Effort-Related Cardiovascular Response", University of Geneva, Switzerland
September 2005-August 2008 Doctoral Student, project "Mood and Mental Effort", advisor: Prof. G.H.E. Gendolla, University of Geneva, Switzerland
November 2004-Mai 2005 Research Assistant at the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology of the Geneva University Hospital, advisor: Dr. V. Piguet, Switzerland
September 2003-2004 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Publications

Books

Silvestrini, N. (2008). De la justification de l'effort par la motivation de régulation des humeurs. University of Geneva: http://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:622

Journal articles

Silvestrini, N., Vuignier, E., Matthey, A., & Piguet, V. (in press). The perception of available resources influences the after-effect of cognitive control on cognitive performance and pain. Social Psychology.

Silvestrini, N., Gendolla, G.H.E. (2019). Affect and cognitive control: Insights from research on effort mobilization. International Journal of Psychophysiology. (Special issue on “What is Cognitive Control Without Affect?”), 143, 116-125. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.07.003

Silvestrini, N. (2018). On the implicit influence of pain cues on cognitive effort: Evidence from cardiovascular reactivity. Biological Psychology, 132, 45-54. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2017.11.002

Silvestrini, N. (2017). Psychological and neural mechanisms associated with effort-related cardiovascular reactivity and cognitive control: An integrative approach. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 119, 11-18. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2016.12.009

Chatelain, M., Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2016). Task difficulty moderates implicit fear and anger effects on effort-related cardiac response. Biological Psychology, 115, 94-100. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2016.01.014

Quirin, M., Wróbel, M., Pala, A. N., Stieger, S., Shanchuan, D., Hicks, J. A., Mitina, O., Brosschot J., Kazén, M., Lasauskaite-Schüpbach, R., Silvestrini, N., Steca, P., & Padun, M. A. (2016). A cross-cultural validation of the Implicit Positive and Negative Affect Test (IPANAT): Results from ten nations across three continents. European Journal of Psychological Assessment.doi: 10.1027/1015-5759/a000315

Silvestrini, N. (2015). The effort-related cost of implicit pain. Motivation Science, 1(3), 151-164. doi: 10.1037/mot0000020

Lasauskaite Schüppbach, R., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2014). Contrasting the effects of sub optimally versus optimally presented affect primes on effort-related cardiac response. Motivation and Emotion, 38, 748-758. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9438-x

Silvestrini, N. (2014). Implication de la capacité de contrôle cognitif dans l'expérience de la douleur [Implication of cognitive control capacity in pain experience]. Revue Médicale Suisse, 10(436), 1378-1381.

Lasauskaite, R., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2013). Do sadness-primes make me work harder because they make me sad? Cognition and Emotion, 27, 158-165. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.689756

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2013). Automatic effort mobilization and the principle of resource conservation: One can only prime the possible and justified. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 104, 803-816 doi: 10.1037/a0031995

Silvestrini, N., & Rainville, P. (2013). After-Effects of Cognitive Control on Pain. European Journal of Pain, 17, 1225-1233. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00299.x

Freydefont, L., Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2012). Beyond valence: The differential effect of masked anger and sadness stimuli on effort-related cardiac response. Psychophysiology, 49, 665-671. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01340.x

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2011). Masked affective stimuli moderate task difficulty effects on effort-related cardiovascular response. Psychophysiology, 48, 1157-1164. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2011.01181.x
   Link to the article.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2011). Beta-adrenergic impact underlies the effect of mood and hedonic instrumentality on effort-related cardiovascular response. Biological Psychology, 87, 209-217. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.02.017
   Link to the article.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2011). Smiles make it easier and so do frowns: Masked affective stimuli influence mental effort. Emotion, 11, 320-328. doi: 10.1037/a0022593
   Link to the article.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2011). Do not prime too much: Prime frequency effects of masked affective stimuli on effort-related cardiovascular response. Biological Psychology, 87, 195-199. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2011.01.006
   Link to the article.

Silvestrini, N., Piguet, V., Cedraschi, C, & Zentner, M.R. (2011). Music and auditory distraction reduce pain: Emotional or attentional effects? Music and Medicine, 3, 264-270. doi:10.1177/1943862111414433
   Link to the article.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2010). The implicit “Go”: Masked action cues directly mobilize mental effort. Psychological Science, 21, 1389-1393. doi:10.1177/0956797610384149
   Link to the article.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Mood-regulative hedonic incentive interacts with mood and task difficulty to determine effort-related cardiovascular response and facial EMG. Biological Psychology, 82, 54-63. doi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2009.05.005
   Link to the article.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). The joint effect of mood, task valence, and task difficulty on effort-related cardiovascular response and facial EMG. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 73, 226-234. doi:10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2009.03.004
   Link to the article.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2007). Mood effects on autonomic activity in mood regulation. Psychophysiology, 44, 650-659. doi:10.1111/j.1469-8986.2007.00532.x
   Link to the article.

Chapters in edited books and series

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2015). Bounded effort automaticity: A drama in four parts. In G.H.E. Gendolla, M. Tops, & S. Koole. (Eds.), Handbook of biobehavioral approaches to self-regulation (pp. 271-286). New York, NY: Springer.

Gendolla, G.H.E., Brinkmann, K., & Silvestrini, N. (2012). Gloomy and lazy? On the impact of mood and depressive symptoms on effort-related cardiovascular response. In R.A. Wright & G.H.E. Gendolla (Eds.), How motivation affects cardiovascular response: Mechanisms and applications (pp. 139-155). Washington DC: APA Press.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2010). L’humeur, l’affect implicite et la mobilisation de l’effort mental. In S. Masmoudi & A. Naceur (Eds.), Du percept à la décision: Intégration de la cognition, l'émotion et la motivation (pp. 140-156). Bruxelles, Belgium : De Boeck.

Published conference contributions:

Silvestrini, N., & Corradi Dell'Acqua, C. (2016). The impact of pain on subsequent effort mobilization and performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 108, 15.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2013). Implicit affect and cardiovascular response. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics [Supplement], 82, 376.

Lasauskaite, R., Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2010). Informational impact of masked affective stimuli on mental effort intensity. Psychophysiology [Supplement], 47, S56.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2009). Unconscious affect and unconscious effort: Effects on cardiovascular reactivity. Psychophysiology [Supplement], 46, S3.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2009). L’affect non-conscient et l’effort mental. In S. Masmoudi & A. Naceur (Eds.), Cognition, Emotion, Motivation : Percept – Concept – Decision. Abstracts of CEM09 (pp. 63-66). Tunis, Tunisie: CNIPRE.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2009). Mood, hedonic incentive, and effort-related cardiovascular reactivity. Psychophysiology [Supplement], 46, S72.

Gendolla, G.H.E., & Silvestrini, N. (2008). Mood regulation facilities as incentive for effort mobilization. Psychophysiology [Supplement], 45, S103.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2008). Mood regulation facilities as incentive for effort mobilization. Psychophysiology [Supplement],45, S103.

Silvestrini, N., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2007). Mood, task valence, and difficulty effects on cardiovascular and facial EMG reactivity. Psychophysiology [Supplement],44, S107.