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Prof. David Sander, Ph. D.
University of Geneva

Department of Psychology
University of Geneva
Office 5135
40, Boulevard du Pont d’Arve 
CH - 1205 Geneva

Swiss Center for Affective Sciences
Campus Biotech
9, Chemin des Mines
1202 Geneva


Prof. David Sander mainly investigates the brain and cognitive mechanisms involved in emotion. He studied mathematics and psychology at the University René Descartes (Paris, France), and received a PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the University Louis Lumière (Lyon, France). In 2002, he joined the Department of Psychology at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He is now full professor in this Department where he directs the Laboratory for the study of Emotion Elicitation and Expression. In 2012, he has been appointed Director of the Centre Interfacultaire en Sciences Affectives, and of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) in Affective Sciences, which is located at the Campus Biotech.
He is mainly interested in the brain and cognitive mechanisms involved in emotion elicitation, and how these mechanisms modulate attention, memory, and decision-making. He has published more than100 articles and edited 6 books on these topics. For his work, he was awarded the 2013 National Latsis Prize.



David Sander est professeur de psychologie et directeur du Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA) de l’Université de Genève. Après des études de mathématiques, de psychologie et de sciences cognitives à Paris et à Lyon, il a rejoint en 2002 la Section de psychologie de l’Université de Genève au sein de la Faculté de psychologie et des sciences de l’éducation. Il y est maintenant professeur ordinaire où il y dirige le Laboratory for the study of Emotion Elicitation and Expression (E3 Lab). En 2012, il est devenu directeur du Centre interfacultaire en sciences affectives (CISA), situé dans le Campus Biotech, à Genève. Ses recherches portent sur les mécanismes impliqués dans le déclenchement de l’émotion et sur la manière dont ces mécanismes modulent la réponse émotionnelle ainsi que l’attention, la mémoire et la prise de décision. Pour ses recherches, il a été le lauréat du Prix Latsis National 2013.

Peer reviewed articles

In press

Montagrin, A., Sterpenich, V., Brosch, T., Grandjean, D., Armony, J., Ceravolo, L., & Sander, D. (in press). Goal- Relevant Situations Facilitate Memory of Neutral Faces. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Mumenthaler, C., Sander, D., & Manstead, A. (in press). Emotion Recognition in Simulated Social Interactions. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

Reveillon, M., Lazeyras, F., Van Calster, L., Cojan, Y., Sander, D., Hüppi, P. S., & Barisnikov, K. (in press). Neural functional correlates of the impact of socio-emotional stimuli on performances on a flanker task in children aged 9- 11 years. Neuropsychologia.

Tarditi, C., Hahnel, U., Jeanmonod, N., Sander, D., & Brosch, T. (in press). Affective Dilemmas: The Impact of Trait Affect and State Emotion on Sustainable Consumption Decisions in a Social Dilemma Task. Environment and Behavior.


Klimecki, O.M., Sander, D., Vuilleumier, P. (2018). Distinct brain areas involved in anger versus punishment during social interactions. In press at Scientific Reports.

Sander, D., Grandjean, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2018). Authors Response: Brain networks, emotion components, and appraised relevance. Emotion Review.

Audrin, C., Brosch, T., Sander, D., Chanal., J (2018) More than meets the eye: the impact of materialism on information selection during luxury choices, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 1-12.

Baer*, T., Coppin*, G., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., Sander, D., & Delplanque, S. (2018). “Dior, J’adore”: Contextual information of luxury impacts emotional responses to perfumes. Food Quality and Preference, 69, 36-43.

Brosch, T., Stussi, Y., Desrichard, O., & Sander, D. (2018). Not my future? Core values and the neural representation of future events. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 18, 476-484.

Chatelain, G., Hille, S. L., Sander, D., Patel, M., Hahnel, U. J. J., & Brosch, T. (2018). Feel good, stay green: Positive affect promotes pro-environmental behaviors and mitigates compensatory “mental bookkeeping” effects. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 56, 3–11.

Cheval, B., Radel, R., Neva, J. L., Boyd, L. A., Swinnen, S. P., Sander, D., & Boisgontier, M. P. (2018). Behavioral and Neural Evidence of the Rewarding Value of Exercise Behaviors: A Systematic Review. Sports Medicine, 48, 1389- 1404.

Coppin, G., Sander, D., Golay, A., & Pataky, Z. (2018). Circuits de la récompense alimentaire chez les patients obèses [Food reward circuitry in obese patients]. Revue médicale Suisse [Swiss medical Journal], 14, 612-614.

Pe-Curto, A., Deonna, J., & Sander, D. (2018). The tangled web of agency. [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 41, e57.

Sander, D., Grandjean, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2018). An appraisal-driven componential approach to the emotional brain. Emotion Review

Stussi, Y., Delplanque, S., Coraj, S., Pourtois, G., & Sander, D. (2018). Measuring Pavlovian appetitive conditioning in humans with the postauricular reflex. Psychophysiology, 55, e13073.

Stussi, Y., Pourtois, G., & Sander, D. (2018). Enhanced Pavlovian aversive conditioning to positive emotional stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 905-923.


Audrin, C., Brosch, T., Chanal, J., & Sander, D. (2017) When symbolism overtakes quality: Materialists consumers disregard product quality when faced with luxury brands. Journal of Economic Psychology, 61, 155-123.

Audrin, C., Ceravolo, L., Brosch, T., Chanal, J., Sander, D. (2017) Associating a product with a luxury brand label modulates neural reward processing and favors choices in materialistic individuals, Scientific Report, 7(1).

Audrin, C., Ceravolo, L., Chanal, J., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2017). Associating a product with a luxury brand label modulates neural reward processing and favors choices in materialistic individuals. Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 16176. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-16544-6

Cova, F., Deonna, J., Sander, D. & Teroni, F. (2017). Two kinds of respect for two kinds of contempt: Why contempt can be both a sentiment and an emotion. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 40, e234.

Debanné, M., Badoud, D., Sander, D., Eliez, S., Luyten, P., Vticka, P. (2017). Brain activity underlying negative self- and other-perception in adolescents: The role of attachment-derived self-representations, Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 17(31), 554-576.

Denervaud, S., Franchini, M., Gentaz, E., & Sander, D. (2017). Les émotions au cœur des processus d’apprentissage. Revue suisse de pédagogie spécialisée, 4, 20-25.

Hommel, B., Moors, A. Sander, D., & Deonna, J. (2017). Emotion Meets Action: Towards an Integration of Research and Theory. Emotion Review, 9(4), 295-298.

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, B., Müller, M.B., Murray, R.J., Nievergelt, C.M., Reif, A., Roelofs, K., Rutten B.P.F., Sander, D., Schick, A., Tüscher, O., Van Diest, I., van Harmelen, A.-L., Veer, I.M., Vermetten, E., H. Vinkers, C.H., Wager, T.D., Walter, H., Wessa, M., Wibral, M., & Kleim, B. (2017). The resilience framework as a strategy to combat stress- related disorders: current challenges and future perspectives. Nature Human Behaviour, 1, 784–790. doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0200-8

Sennwald, V., Pool, E., & Sander, D. (2017). Considering the influence of the Pavlovian system on behavior: Appraisal and value representation. Psychological Inquiry, 28(1), 52-55.


Coppin, G., Pool, E., Delplanque, S., Oud, B., Margot, C., Sander, D., & Van Bavel, J. (2016). Swiss identity smells like chocolate: Social identity shapes olfactory judgments. Scientific Reports, 6, 34979. doi: 10.1038/srep34979

Ferdenzi, C., Delplanque, S., Atanassova, R., & Sander, D. (2016). Androstadienone's influence on the perception of facial and vocal attractiveness is not sex specific. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 66, 166–175.

Franchini, M., Schaer, M., Glaser, B., Kott-Radecka, M., Debanné, M., Schneider, M., Menghetti, S., Sander, D., & Eliez, S. (2016). Visual processing of emotional dynamic faces in 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 60(4), 308-321.

Klimecki, O.M., Vuilleumier, P., Sander, D. (2016). The impact of emotions and empathy-related traits on punishment behavior: Introduction and Validation of the Inequality Game. PLoS One, 11(3): e0151028

Montagrin, A., & Sander, D. (2016). Emotional memory: From affective relevance to arousal [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Pool, E.R., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2016). Attentional bias for positive emotional stimuli: A meta-analytic investigation. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 79-106.

Pool, E.R., Sennwald, V., Delplanque, S., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2016). Measuring wanting and liking from animals to humans: A systematic review. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 63, 124-142.

Sennwald, V., Pool., E. R., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., Bianchi-Demicheli, F., & Sander, D. (2016). Emotional attention for erotic stimuli: Cognitive and brain mechanisms. Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524, 1668-1675.


Ferdenzi, C., Delplanque S., Vorontsova-Wenger O., Pool E.R., Bianchi-Demicheli F., & Sander D. (2015). Perception of men’s beauty and attractiveness by women with low sexual desire. Journal of Sexual Medicine, 12, 946–955.

Pool, E. R., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2015). Stress increases cue-triggered "Wanting" for sweet reward in humans. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 41(2), 128-136.

Burger, P., Bezençon, V., Bornemann, B., Brosch, T., Carabias-Hütter, V., Farsi, M., Hille, S. L., Moser, C., Ramseier, C., Samuel, R., Sander, D., Schmidt, S., Sohre, A., & Volland, B. (2015). Advances in understanding energy consumption behavior and the governance of its change - outline of an integrated framework. Frontiers in Energy Research, 3: 29.

Cova, F., Deonna, J. & Sander, D. (2015). Moral Emotions. Topoi, 34(2), 397-400.

Delplanque, S., Coppin, G., Bloesch, L., Cayeux, I., Porcherot, C., & Sander, D. (2015). Mere exposure effect depends on an odour’s initial pleasantness. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 920.

Ferdenzi, C., Delplanque, S., Mehu-Blantar, I., Da Paz Cabral, K., Domingos Felicio, M., Sander, D. (2015). The GEneva Faces And Voices (GEFAV) database. Behavior research Methods, 47, 1120-1121.

Mumenthaler, C., & Sander, D. (2015). Automatic integration of social information in emotion recognition. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 144, 392–399

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.

Pichon, A., Coppin, G., Cayeux, I., Porcherot, C., Sander, D., & Delplanque, S. (2015). Sensitivity of physiological emotional measures to odors depends on the product and the pleasantness range used. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01821

Pool, E.R., Delplanque, S., Coppin, G., & Sander, D. (2015). Is comfort food really comforting? Mechanisms underlying stress-induced eating. Food Research International, 76, 207-215.

Shuman, V., Clark-Polner, E., Meuleman, B., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2015). Emotion perception from a componential perspective. Cognition & Emotion. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2015.1075964

Stussi, Y., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2015). Learning to fear depends on emotion and gaze interaction: The role of self-relevance in fear learning. Biological Psychology, 109, 232-238.


Ischer, J. M., Baron N., Mermoud C., Cayeux I., Porcherot C., Sander D., & Delplanque, S. (2014). How incorporation of scents could enhance immersive virtual experiences. Frontiers in Psychology.

Vrticka, P., Sander, D., Anderson, B., Badoud, D., Eliez, S., Debbane, M. (2014). Social Feedback Processing from Early to Late Adolescence: Influence of Sex, Age, and Attachment Style. Brain and Behavior, 4(5), 703–720.

Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2014). Appraising value: The role of universal core values and emotions in decision- making. Cortex, 59, 203-205.

Brosch, T., Patel, M. K., & Sander, D. (2014). Affective influences on energy-related decisions and behaviors. Frontiers in Energy Research, 2, 11.

Coppin, G., Delplanque S., Bernard C., Cekic S., Porcherot C., Cayeux I., & Sander, D. (2014). Choice Both Affects and Reflects Preferences. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 67(7), 1415-1427.

Debbané, M., Vrticka, P., Lazouret, M., Badoud, D., Sander, D., & Eliez, S. (2014). Self-reflection and positive schizotypy in the adolescent brain. Schizophrenia Research, 152(1), 65-72.

Früholz, S., Sander, D., & Grandjean, D. (2014). Functional neuroimaging of human vocalizations and affective speech [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 37(6), 554-555.

Gerrans, P., & Sander, D. (2014). Feeling the future: Implicit prospection. Biology and Philosophy, 29, 699–710.

Lalot, F., Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2014). Mindful regulation of positive emotions: a comparison with reappraisal and expressive suppression. Frontiers in Emotion Science, 5:243.

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.

Pool, E. R., Brosch, T., Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2014). Where is the chocolate? Rapid spatial orienting toward stimuli associated with primary rewards. Cognition, 130(3), 348-359.

Pool, E. R., Delplanque, S., Porcherot, C., Jenkins, T., Cayeux, I., & Sander, D. (2014). Sweet reward increases implicit discrimination of similar odors. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8.

Vrticka, P., Bediou, B., Lordier, L., & Sander, D. (2014). Human amygdala response to dynamic facial expressions of positive and negative surprise. Emotion, 14(1),161-169.

Vuilleumier, P., Sander, D., & Baertschi, B. (2014). Changing the Brain, changing the Society: Clinical and Ethical Implications of Neuromodulation Techniques in Neurology and Psychiatry. Brain Topography, 27(1), 1-3.


Ferdenzi, C., Delplanque, S., Barbosa, P., Court, K., Guinard, J. X., Guo, T., Roberts, S. C., Schirmer, A., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., Sander, D., & Grandjean, D. (2013). Affective semantic space of scents. Towards a universal scale to measure self-reported odor-related feelings. Food Quality and Preference, 30, 128–138.

Ferdenzi, C., Patel S., Mehu-Blantar I., Khidasheli M., Sander D., & Delplanque S. (2013). Voice attractiveness: Influence of stimulus duration and type. Behav Res, 45, 405–413.

Montagrin, A., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). Goal-conduciveness as a key determinant of memory facilitation. Emotion, 13, 622-628.

Shuman, V., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. (2013). Levels of valence. Frontiers in emotion science, (4)261, 1-10.

Vrticka, P., Simioni, S., Fornari, E., Schluep, M., Vuilleumier, P., & Sander, D. (2013). Neural substrates of social emotion regulation: a fMRI study on imitation and expressive suppression to dynamic facial signals. Frontiers in emotion science, (4)95, 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00095

Bombari, D., Schmid Mast, M., Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). How interpersonal power affects empathic accuracy: Differential roles of mentalizing versus mirroring? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 375.

Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying value-based decision-making: From core values to economic value. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, 398.

Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (2013). The appraising brain: Towards a neuro-cognitive model of appraisal processes in emotion. Emotion Review, 5, 163-168.

Brosch. T., Scherer. K. R., Grandjean, D., & Sander, D. (2013). The impact of emotion on perception, attention, memory, and decision-making. Swiss Med Wkly. 2013;143:w13786.

Clément, F., Bernard, S., Grandjean, D., & Sander, D. (2013). Emotional Expression and Vocabulary Learning in Adults and Children. Cognition and Emotion. 27(3):539-48

Cova, F., Deonna, J. & Sander, D. (2013). The emotional shape of our moral life: anger-related emotions and mutualistic anthropology [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(1), 86-87.

Ferdenzi, C., Roberts, S.C., Schirmer, A., Delplanque, S., Cekic, S., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., Sander, D., & Grandjean, D. (2013). Variability of affective responses to odors: culture, gender, and olfactory knowledge. Chemical Senses, 38(2):175-186.


Bediou B., Sacharin V., Hill C., Sander D., & Scherer K.R. (2012). Sharing the Fruit of Labor: Flexible Application of Justice Principles in an Ultimatum Game with Joint-Production. Social Justice Research. 25:25-40.

Bediou, B., Koban, L., Rosset, S., Pourtois, G., & Sander, D. (2012). Delayed monitoring of accuracy errors compared to commission errors in ACC. NeuroImage, 60, 1925-1936.

Delplanque, S., Chrea, C., Grandjean, D., Ferdenzi, C., Cayeux, I., Porcherot, C., Le Calvé, B., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2012). How to map the affective semantic space of scents. Cognition and Emotion, 26(5), 885-898.

Nahum, L., Barcellona-Lehmann, S., Morand, S., Sander, D., & Schnider, A. (2012). The intrinsic emotional relevance of outcomes and prediction error influence early processing of subsequent stimulus during reversal learning. Journal of Psychophysiology, 26(1), 42–50.

Sacharin, V., Sander D., & Scherer K. R. (2012). The Perception of Changing Emotion Expressions. Cognition & Emotion. 26(7), 1273-1300.

Sander, D. (2012). The role of the amygdala in the appraising brain [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35(03), 161-161.

Vrticka, P., Bondolfi, G., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2012). The neural substrates of social emotion perception and regulation are modulated by adult attachment style. Social Neuroscience. 7(5), 473-493.

Vrticka, P., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2012). Influence of Adult Attachment Style on the Perception of Social and Nonsocial Emotional Scenes. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 9(4) 530–544.

Brosch, T., Coppin, G., Schwartz, S., & Sander, D. (2012). The importance of actions and the worth of an object: Dissociable neural systems representing core values and economic values. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 497-505. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsr036.

Coppin, G., Delplanque, S., Porcherot, C., Cayeux, I., & Sander, D. (2012). When flexibility is stable: Implicit long-term shaping of olfactory preferences. PLoS ONE 7(6): e37857. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0037857.

Mumenthaler, C., & Sander, D. (2012). Social Appraisal Influences Recognition of Emotions. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 102(6), 1118-1135.


Aue, T., Cuny, C., Sander, D., & Grandjean, D. (2011). Peripheral responses to attended and unattended angry prosody: A dichotic listening paradigm. Psychophysiology, 48, 385-392.

Bediou, B., Mohri, C., Lack, J., & Sander, D. (2011). Effects of outcomes and random arbitration on emotions in a competitive gambling task. Frontiers in Emotion Science, 2:223, 1-10.

Brosch, T., Pourtois, G., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2011). Additive effects of emotional, endogenous, and exogenous attention: Behavioral and electrophysiological evidence. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1779-1787.

Ferdenzi, C., Schirmer, A., Roberts, S. C., Delplanque, S., Porcherot, C., Cayeux I., Velazco, M. I., Sander, D., Scherer, K. R., & Grandjean, D. (2011). Affective dimensions of odor perception: A comparison between Swiss, British, and Singaporean populations. Emotion, 11(5), 1168-1181.

Jarlier, S., Grandjean, D., Delplanque, S., N'Diaye, K., Cayeux, I., Velazco, M.I., Sander, D., Vuilleumier, P., & Scherer, K.R. (2011).Thermal Analysis of Facial Muscles Contractions. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, 2(1).

Vrticka, P., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2011). Effects of Emotion Regulation Strategy on Brain Responses to the Valence and Social Content of Visual Scenes. Neuropsychologia, 49(5), 1067-1082.

Brosch, T., Coppin, G., Scherer, K. R., Schwartz, S., & Sander, D. (2011). Generating value(s): Psychological value hierarchies reflect context dependent sensitivity of the reward system. Social Neuroscience, 6, 198-208.


Brosch, T., Pourtois, G., & Sander, D. (2010). The perception and categorization of emotional stimuli: A review. Cognition and Emotion, 24(3), 377-400.

Conty, L., Grèzes, J., & Sander, D. (2010). How does perceiving eye direction modulate emotion recognition? [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 33, 443-444.

Cristinzio, C., N’Diaye, K., Seeck, M, Vuilleumier, P., & Sander, D. (2010). Integration of gaze direction and facial expression in patients with unilateral amygdala damage. Brain, 133, 248-261.

Nahum, L., Simon, S. R., Sander, D., Lazeyras, F., & Schnider, A. (2010). Neural response to the behaviorally relevant absence of anticipated outcomes and the presentation of potentially harmful stimuli: A human fMRI study. Cortex.

Roesch, E. B., Sander, D., Mumenthaler, C., Kerzel, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2010). Psychophysics of emotion: The QUEST for emotion perception. Journal of Vision, 10(3):4, 1–9.

Roesch, E.B, Tamarit, L., Reveret, L., Grandjean, D., Sander D., & Scherer K.R. (2010). FACSGen: A tool to synthesize realistic, static and dynamic emotional facial expressions based on facial action units. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 35(1), 1-16.

Coppin, G., Delplanque, S., Cayeux, I., Porcherot, C., and Sander, D. (2010). I’m no longer torn after choice: How explicit choices implicitly shape preferences of odors. Psychological Science, 21, 489-493.


Bach, D. R., Herdener, M., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., Seifritz, E., & Strik, W. K. (2009). Altered lateralisation of emotional prosody processing in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 110, 180-187.

Brosch, T., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2009). Cross-modal emotional attention: Affective prosody modulates early sensory stages of visual processing in the cross-modal dot probe task. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21(9), 1670–1679.

Chrea, C., Grandjean, D., Delplanque, S., Cayeux, I., Le Calvé, B., Aymard, L., Velazco, M. I., Sander, D., Scherer, K. R. (2009). Mapping the semantic space for the subjective experience of emotional responses to odors. Chemical Senses, 34(1), 49-62.

N’Diaye, K., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2009). Self-relevance processing in the amygdala: gaze direction, facial expression, and emotion intensity. Emotion, 9(6), 798-806.

Vrticka, P., Andersson, F., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2009). Memory for friends or foes: The social context of past encounters with faces modulates their subsequent neural traces in the brain. Social Neuroscience, 5, 384-401.

Delplanque, S., Grandjean, D., Chrea, A., Coppin, G., Aymard, L., Cayeux, I., Le Calvé, B., Margot, C., Velazco, M. I., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2009). Sequential unfolding of novelty and pleasantness appraisals of odors: Evidence from facial electromyography and autonomic reactions. Emotion, 9(3), 316 –328.


Bach, D. R., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., Herdener, M., Strik, W. K. & Seifritz, E. (2008). The effect of appraisal level on processing of emotional prosody in meaningless speech. NeuroImage, 42, 919-927.

Brosch, T., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2008). Behold the voice of wrath: Cross-modal modulation of visual attention by anger prosody. Cognition, 106, 1497-1503.

Brosch, T., Sander, D., Pourtois, G., & Scherer, K. R. (2008). Beyond fear: Rapid spatial orienting towards emotional positive stimuli. Psychological Science, 19(4), 362-370.

Delplanque, S., Grandjean D., Chrea, C., Aymard, L., Cayeux, I., Le Calvé, B., Velazco, M. I., Scherer, K. R., & Sander, D. (2008). Emotional processing of odors: Evidence for a non-linear relation between pleasantness and familiarity evaluations. Chemical Senses, 33, 469–479.

Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2008). Conscious emotional experience emerges as a function of multilevel, appraisal–driven response synchronization. Consciousness & Cognition, 17(2), 484-495.

Grandjean, D., Sander, D., Lucas, N., Scherer, K. R., & Vuilleumier, P. (2008). Effects of emotional prosody on auditory extinction for voices in patients with spatial neglect. Neuropsychologia, 46(2), 487-496.

Vrticka, P., Andersson, F., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2008). Individual attachment style modulates human amygdala and striatum activation during social appraisal. PLOS One, 3(8), 1-11.

Vuilleumier, P., Sander, D. (2008). Trust and valence processing in the amygdala. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 3(4), 299-302.

Sander, D. (2008). Basic tastes and basic emotions: Basic problems, and perspectives for a nonbasic solution [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 31(1), 88.


Brosch, T., Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2007). That baby caught my eye... attention capture by infant faces. Emotion, 7(3), 685–689.

Cristinzio, C., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2007). Recognition of emotional face expressions and amygdala pathology. Epileptologie, 3, 130-138.

Grandjean, D.*, Sander, D.*, Pourtois, G., Schwartz, S., Seghier, M., Scherer, K. R., & Vuilleumier, P. (2005). The voices of wrath: Brain responses to angry prosody in meaningless speech. Nature Neuroscience, 8(2), 145-146. *These two authors contributed equally to this work.

Sander, D., Grandjean, D, Kaiser, S., Wehrle, T., & Scherer, K. R. (2007). Interaction effects of perceived gaze direction and dynamic facial expression: Evidence for appraisal theories of emotion. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 19(3), 470-480.


Pourtois, G., Dan, E., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2005). Enhanced extrastriate visual response to band-pass spatial frequency filtered fearful faces: Time course and topographic evoked-potentials. Human Brain Mapping, 26, 65-79.

Sander, D. & Scherer, K. R. (2005). Amalgams and the power of analytical chemistry: Affective science needs to decompose the appraisal-emotion interaction [commentary]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 28, 216-217.

Sander, D.*, Grandjean, D.*, Pourtois, G., Schwartz, S., Seghier, M., Scherer, K.R., & Vuilleumier, P. (2005). Emotion and attention interactions in social cognition: Brain regions involved in processing anger prosody. NeuroImage, 28(4), 848-858. * These two authors contributed equally to this work.

Sander, D., Grandjean, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2005). A systems approach to appraisal mechanisms in emotion. Neural Networks, 18, 317-352.

Sander, D., Koenig, O., Georgieff, N., Terra, J.-L., & Franck, N. (2005). Processus émotionnel dans la schizophrénie : étude de la composante d'évaluation. L'Encéphale, 31(6), 672-682.


Pourtois, G., Grandjean, D., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2004). Electrophysiological correlates of rapid spatial orienting towards fearful faces. Cerebral Cortex, 14, 619-633.

Pourtois, G., Sander, D., Andres, M., Grandjean, D., Reveret, L., Olivier, E., & Vuilleumier, P. (2004). Dissociable roles of the human somatosensory and superior temporal cortices for processing social face signals. European Journal of Neuroscience, 20, 3507-3515.


Sander, D., Grafman, J., & Zalla, T. (2003). The human amygdala: An evolved system for relevance detection. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 14(4), 303-316.


Sander, D. & Koenig, O. (2002). No inferiority complex in the study of emotion complexity: A cognitive neuroscience computational architecture of emotion. Cognitive Science Quarterly, 2, 249-272.


In press

Cova, F., Deonna, J. & Sander, D. (in press). "That's deep!": The role of Being Moved and feeling of profundity in the appreciation of serious narratives. In T. Blake & D.R. Wehrs (Eds.), The Palgrave Handbook of Affect Studies and Textual Criticism


Pichon, A., & Sander, D. (2018). Ingrédients, odeurs et émotions. In M. Grisel & G. Savary (Eds), Matières premières cosmétiques. Paris: Lavoisier.


Delplanque, S., Coppin, G., & Sander, D. (2017). Emotion and odors: beyond valence. In A. Buettner (Ed.), Springer Handbook of odor (pp. 787-797).

Sander, D., & Herschdorfer, D. (2017). Emotions. Salenstein: Benteli.


Coppin, G., Sander, D. (2016). Theoretical approaches to emotion and its measurement. In H. Meiselman (Ed.), Emotion Measurement (pp 3-30). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing.


Brosch, T., & Sander, D. (Eds.) (2015). Handbook of value. New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Sander, D. (Eds.) (2015). Le monde des émotions. Belin.


Coppin, G, & Sander, D. (2013). Neuropsychologie affective et Olfaction : Etudier la sensibilité de l’amygdale aux odeurs pour tester les théories de l’émotion [Affective neuropsychology and olfaction: Investigate amygdala sensitivity to smells to test theories of emotion]. In B. Schaal, C. Ferdenzi & O. Wathelet (Eds.). Odeurs et emotions. Le nez a ses raisons… [Odors and emotions. The nose has its reasons…] (pp. 383-398). Université de Bourgogne : Editions Universitaires de Dijon, France.

Sander, D. (2013). Models of emotion: the affective neuroscience approach. In J. L. Armony & P. Vuilleumier (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Human Affective Neuroscience (pp. 5-53). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


Bediou, B., Sander, D., & Scherer. K. (2012). Régulation des émotions et processus d'évaluation. In M. Desseilles & M. Mikolajczak (Eds), Traité de la régulation émotionnelle (pp. 117-132). Belgique : Deboeck.

Brosch, T. & Sander, D. (2012). Le rôle de l’amygdale dans l’émotion et la cognition sociale [The role of the amygdala in emotion and social cognition]. In P. Allain, G. Aubin, & D. Le Gall (Eds.), Cognition sociale et neuropsychologie (pp. 129-144). Marseille: Solal.

Coppin, G., & Sander, D. (2012). Contemporary theories and concepts in psychology of emotion. In C. Pelachaud (Ed.). Emotional interaction systems. Wiley.


Coppin, G., & Sander, D. (2011). The flexibility of chemosensory preferences. In T. Sharot and R. Dolan (Eds.). The neuroscience of preference and choice. Elsevier.

Korsten, N., Roesch, E. B., Fragopanagos, N., Taylor, J. G., Grandjean, D., & Sander, D. (2011). Biological and computational constraints to psychological modelling of emotion. In Petta et al. (Eds.), Handbook for Research on Emotions and Human-Machine Interactions. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.


Coppin, G., & Sander, D. (2010). Théories et concepts contemporains en psychologie de l’émotion. In C. Pelachaud (Ed.), Systèmes d’Interaction Emotionnelle. Paris : Hermès Science.

Sander, D. & Schwartz, S. (2010). Au coeur des émotions. Paris: Le pommier.


Delplanque, S., & Sander, D. (2009). Odour and Emotion. In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences (pp. 288-289). New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Korb, S., & Sander, D. (2009). Facial expression of emotion (Neural architecture of). In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences (pp. 173-175). New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Sander, D. (2009). The amygdala. In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Eds.), The Oxford Companion to Emotion and the Affective Sciences (pp. 28–32). New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press.

Sander, D., & Scherer, K. R. (2009). Psychologie des émotions : Survol des théories et débats. In D. Sander & K. R. Scherer (Eds.), Traité de Psychologie des émotions (pp. 3–39). Paris : Dunod.


Scherer, K. R., Sangsue, J. & Sander, D. (2008). De la psychologie à la psychopathologie des émotions. In M. Van der Linden & G. Ceschi (Eds.), Traité de Psychopathologie Cognitive (pp. 23-55). Marseille: Solal Editeur.


Pourtois, G., Sander, D., & Vuilleumier, P. (2007). Dynamique temporelle de l’attention émotionnelle : apports de l’imagerie cérébrale fonctionnelle. In G. Michael (Ed.), Neuroscience Cognitive de l’attention visuelle (pp. 265-298). Marseille: Solal Editeur.

Roesch, E. B., Sander, D., and Scherer, K. R. (2007). The link between temporal attention and emotion: A playground for psychology, neuroscience, and plausible artificial neural networks. In J. Marques de Sa et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Artificial Neural Networks, 2, (pp. 859–868). Berlin: Springer-Verlag.


Scherer, K. R., & Sander, D. (2005). The musical tuning of the brain. [Review of the book Tone of voice and mind]. Music Perception, 23(1), 87-90.


Sander, D. & Koenig, O. (2001). Vers un modèle computationnel des mécanismes émotionnels. In J. Caron-Pargue, V. Nyckees, & H. Paugam-Moisy (Eds.), La cognition entre individu et société : des modèles et des méthodes. Paris: Hermès.