Gonçalo Cosme

Room in IBEB



E-mail: gbcosme[at]ciencias.ulisboa.pt

Professional networks

Research topics
  • Social Cognition
  • Neurobiology
  • Oxytocin
  • Electrophysiology
  • Neuroimaging


I finished my MsC in Biomedical Engineering at FCT UNL but did my thesis at IBEB under supervision from Prof. Pedro Almeida. Then I joined Diana Prata’s team in 2017 as lab technician. My core responsibilities were to setup equipment (MRI, EEG, ECG, EDA, Eye Tracking) and to synchronize them with the behavioral paradigms and themselves for data collection. As increased my familiarity with the research topics discussed in the lab, so did my interest in Oxytocin and social cognition.

In 2019 I received FCT funding to enrol in FCUL’s biomedical and biophysics PhD program. My research goal is to describe Oxytocin’s effects on attention allocation and salience attribution using, primarily, eye tracking neurocorrelates. In the future I hope to continue to expand my expertise in Oxytocin with other neurocorrelates while also studying Oxytocin’s interplay with other neuropeptides.


Journal publications

Gonçalo Cosme, Patrícia Arriaga, Pedro J. Rosa, Mitul A. Mehta, Diana Prata (2023) Temporal profile of intranasal oxytocin in the human autonomic nervous system at rest: An electrocardiography and pupillometry study, Journal of Psychopharmacology 37(6), p. 566-576, SAGE Publications Sage UK: London, England, doi:10.1177/02698811231158233

Gonçalo Cosme, Vânia Tavares, Guilherme Nobre, César Lima, Rui Sá, Pedro Rosa, Diana Prata (2022) Cultural differences in vocal emotion recognition: a behavioural and skin conductance study in Portugal and Guinea-Bissau, Psychological Research 86(2), p. 597-616, Springer, doi:10.1007/s00426-021-01498-2

Gonçalo Cosme, Pedro J. Rosa, César F. Lima, Vânia Tavares, Sophie Scott, Sinead Chen, Thomas D.W. Wilcockson, Trevor J. Crawford, Diana Prata (2021) Pupil dilation reflects the authenticity of received nonverbal vocalizations, Scientific Reports 11(1), p. 3733, Nature Publishing Group UK London, doi:10.1038/s41598-021-83070-x

Diana P. Prata, Bernardo Costa-Neves, Gonçalo Cosme, Evangelos Vassos (2019) Unravelling the genetic basis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder with GWAS: A systematic review, Journal of Psychiatric Research 114, p. 178-207, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2019.04.007

Conference publications

Book chapters


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