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Sara Bengtsson is a cognitive neuroscientist, and joined the school of Psychology as a senior lecturer in 2017. She has an MSc in Chemistry from Lund University (2000) and a PhD in Brain Imaging from Karolinska Institutet (2005). After obtaining her PhD, Sara worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL. She then joined Karolinska Institutet as an assistant professor in 2010. Her research interests include error monitoring, working memory, motivation, and social cognition.
Schiffler, B. C., Almeida, R., Granqvist, M., & Bengtsson, S. L. Memory-reliant post-error slowing is associated with successful learning and fronto-occipital activity. Journal of cognitive neuroscience. 28.10 (2016):1539-52.
Appelgren, A., Penny, W., & Bengtsson, S. L. Impact of feedback on three phases of performance monitoring. Experimental psychology. 61.3 (2014):224-33.
Bengtsson, S. L., Dolan, R. J., & Passingham, R. E. Priming for self-esteem influences the monitoring of one’s own performance. Social cognitive and affective neuroscience 6.4 (2010): 417-425.
Bengtsson, S. L., Lau, H. C., & Passingham, R. E. Motivation to do well enhances responses to errors and self-monitoring. Cerebral Cortex 19.4 (2008): 797-804.
Lecturer PSY-5017B: Cognitive Psychology (2nd Year)
Project Supervisor: Research Project (3rd Year)
I welcome Y3, Master, intern, PhD students who are interested in the following, or related topics;
role of motivation, confidence, self-image, feedback, or motor actions on learning and cognitive performance. Studies are typically lab-based behavioural and/or brain imaging experiments.
Current PhD students:
Mr Andreas Lidström, UEA
Former PhD students:
Dr Björn Schiffler, Karolinska Institutet
Dr Alva Appelgren, Karolinska Institutet
Dr Pär Flodin, Karolinska Institutet (co-supervisor)
PGT and PGR Admissions
Research Group or Lab Membership
Sara Bengtsson is affiliated to the Neurophysiology Unit, Dept Clin Neurosci, Karolinska Institutet
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A Proof of Concept Study for Vitamin A Nasal Drops in Post-Viral Olfactory Loss
Philpott, C., Bengtsson, S., Sami, S., Swart, A. M., Clark, A., Pond, M. & Sobhan, R.
National Institute for Health and Care Research
1/08/21 → 1/09/23
Hands-on in computer programming education: understanding educational effects and brain processes
Bengtsson, S. & Eckerdal, A.
14/08/17 → 31/12/22
- 19 Article
The Sustained Influence of an Error on Future Decision-MakingSchiffler, B. C., Bengtsson, S. L. & Lundqvist, D., 29 Jun 2017, In: Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 1077.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile10 Citations (Scopus)16 Downloads (Pure)
Incremental View on Intelligence and High Intrinsic Motivation Increase Working Memory Training ComplianceAppelgren, A., Bengtsson, S. L. & Söderqvist, S., 1 Mar 2016, In: Applied Cognitive Psychology. 30, 2, p. 289-293 5 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (Scopus)17 Downloads (Pure)
Memory-reliant post-error slowing is associated with successful learning and fronto-occipital activitySchiffler, B. C., Almeida, R., Granqvist, M. & Bengtsson, S. L., Oct 2016, In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 28, 10, p. 1539-1552 14 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Citations (Scopus)9 Downloads (Pure)
Feedback on Trait or Action Impacts on Caudate and Paracingulum ActivityAppelgren, A. & Bengtsson, S. L., 23 Jun 2015, In: PLoS One. 10, 6, e0129714.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
Impact of Feedback on Three Phases of Performance MonitoringAppelgren, A., Penny, W. & Bengtsson, S. L., 2014, In: Experimental Psychology . 61, 3, p. 224-233 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access3 Citations (Scopus)