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Ryan James Murray

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Institution : University of Geneva
Department : Department of Psychology

NCCR position : PhD Student
NCCR PI : David Sander
NCCR most relevant publications
• Kalisch, R., Baker, D.G., Basten, U., Boks, M.P., Bonanno, G.A., Brummelman, B., Chmitorz, A., Fernàndez, G., Fiebach, C.J., Galatzer-Levy, I., Geuze, E., Groppa, S., Helmreich, I., Hendler, T., Hermans, E.J., Jovanovic, T., Kubiak, T., Lieb, K., Lutz,
• Murray, R.J., Gerrans, P., Brosch, T., Sander, D. (2015). When at rest: ‘event-free’ active inference may give rise to implicit self-models of coping potential [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 38, 41-42.
• Murray, R.J., Brosch, T., Sander, D. (2014). The functional profile of the human amygdala in affective processing: insights from intracranial recordings. Cortex, 60; 10-33; doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.06.010.


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Ryan Murray studied psychology at Boston College (Massachusetts, United States), for which he received his bachelor's degree in 2003.  In 2004, Ryan worked with children affected by attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at the University of California, Irvine where he assisted in research investigating the behavioral outcomes of pharmacological intervention targeting ADHD. In 2005, he received a US Fulbright scholarship to investigate the eye gaze behavior of children and adolescents demonstrating autistic and schizotypal traits at the Office Médico-Pédagogique (Geneva, Switzerland) under the supervision of Professor Stephan Eliez.  In 2007, Ryan received a Davis Projects for Peace Award to co-develop and implement a peer-mentoring program for at-risk adolescents in Pristina, Kosovo. Subsequently, he studied neuroscience at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) where he received a Master of Science in Neuroscience in 2012.  Ryan also holds a complementary bachelor and master in psychology (University of Geneva, Switzerland).

 

Current Research

Currently, Ryan is pursuing his doctoral degree in psychology under the supervision of Professor David Sander, in collaboration with Professor Tobias Brosch.
Ryan joined Andrea Samson's group in 2017 and now brings his expertise in affective sciences and psychopathology to study socio-emotional processes (positive emotions, emotion regulation) in developmental disabilities.

 

Publications:

Murray, R.J., Debbane, M., Fox, P. T., Bzdok, D., Eickhoff, S. B. (In press). Functional connectivity mapping of regions associated with self- and other-processing. Human Brain Mapping.

Murray, R.J., Gerrans, P., Brosch, T., Sander, D. (In press). When at rest: ‘event-free’ active inference may give rise to implicit self-models of coping potential. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Murray, R.J., Brosch, T., Sander, D. (2014). The functional profile of the human amygdala in affective processing: insights from intracranial recordings. Cortex, 60, 10-33; doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2014.06.010. PDF

Murray, R.J., Schaer, M., Debbané M. (2012) Degrees of separation: A quantitative neuroimaging meta-analysis investigating self-specificity and shared neural activation between self- and other-reflection. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 36(3):1043-1059; doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2011.12.013. PDF

Debbané, M.; Murray, R.; Damsa, C.; Cocchi, L; Glaser, B.; Eliez, S. (2010). Visual processing of dynamic social stimuli in children and adolescents with autistic traits. Neuropsychiatrie de l'Enfance et de l'Adolescence, 58, 463-468. PDF


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