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
May 2019 PhD in Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland
February 2022 COS certificate in Application Programming, EPFL extension school, 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
March 2016 - May 2019 PhD candidate, Geneva Motivation Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland
September 2019 - March 2021 Early Post-Doc Mobility, University of Queensland, Australia
Since April 2021 Post-Doctoral Researcher, Geneva Motivation Lab, University of Geneva, Switzerland


Journal articles:

Framorando, D., Falk, J. R., Gollwitzer, P. M., Oettingen, G., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2024). Personal task choice attenuates implicit happiness effects on effort: A study on cardiovascular response. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 196, 112282. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2023.112282

Framorando, D., Falk, J.R., Gollwitzer, P.M., Oettingen, G., & Gendolla, G.H.E. (2023). The power of personal control: Task choice attenuates the effect of implicit sadness on sympathetically mediated cardiac response. Psychophysiology. doi: 10.1111/PSYP.14495

Wang, Y., Pegna, A. J. & Framorando, D. (2023). The effect of social comparison on effort: When similar and slightly better peers increase effort-related cardiovascular responses. International Journal of Psychophysiology 192, 72-79, doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2023.08.007

Framorando, D., Falk, J. R., Gollwitzer, P. M., Oettingen, G., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2023). Can personal task choice shield against fear and anger prime effects on effort? A study on cardiac response. Biological Psychology, 181, 108616. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsycho.2023.108616

Pegna, A. J., Framorando, D., Yu, Z., Buhmann, Z., Nelson, N., & Dixson, B. J. (2023). Hierarchical status is rapidly assessed from behaviourally dominant faces. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 1-14.

Framorando, D., & Gendolla, G. H. E. (2023). Fear and Anger Prime Effects on Cognitive Performance: The Role of Prime Visibility. Swiss Psychology Open, 3(1), 10. doi: 10.5334/spo.33

Framorando, D., Cai, T., Wang, Y., & Pegna, A. J. (2021). Effects of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation on effort during a working-memory task. Scientific Reports, 11, 16399. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-95639-7

Haas, M., Scheibe, S., El Khawli, E., Künzi, M., Ihle, A., Ballhausen, N., Framorando, D., Kliegel, M., & Zuber, S. (2021). Online assessment of cognitive functioning across the adult lifespan using the eCOGTEL: a reliable alternative to laboratory testing. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-021-00667-x

Zuber, S., Haas, M., Framorando, D., Ballhausen, N., Gillioz, E., Künzi, M., & Kliegel, M. (2021). The Geneva Space Cruiser: a fully self-administered online tool to assess prospective memory across the adult lifespan. Memory, 1-16. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2021.1995435

Framorando, D., Moses, E., Legrand, L., Seeck, M., & Pegna, A. J. (2020). Rapid processing of fearful faces relies on the right amygdala: evidence from individuals undergoing unilateral temporal lobectomy. Scientific Reports, 11, 426. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80054-1

Del Zotto, M., Framorando D., Pegna A. J. (2020). Waist-to-hip ratio affects female body attractiveness and modulates early brain response. European Journal of Neuroscience, 52, 4490-4498. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14209

Pegna, A. J., Framorando, D., Menetre, E., & Yu, Z. (2019). Learning to trust a face: The time course of brain activation during a money game. Neuroscience Letters, 712, 134501. doi: 10.1016/j.neulet.2019.134501

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

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

Published conference contributions:

Framorando, D. (2023). Recent advances in the psychophysiology of effort II: The role of motor command, running styles, alertness, and social processes. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 188, 28-29. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2023.05.071

Framorando, D., Wang, Y., & Pegna, A. J. (2023). Effect of social comparison on effort-related cardiovascular measures. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 188, 30. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2023.05.075

Haas, M., Zuber, S., Framorando, D., El Khawli, E., Scheibe, S., & Kliegel, M. (2020). Online Assessment of Cognitive Functioning: A Reliable Alternative to Laboratory Testing? Innovation in Aging, 4(Suppl 1), 576-577. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igaa057.1917