Colour Experience
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History

Colour Experience has been born out of common interests of La MAESTRIA and the Colour Psychology research team headed by Prof. Christine Mohr at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. After several encounters and exchanges with the public, we realized how important and urgent it is to share empirically-based knowledge on the subjective experience of colour. The current collaboration unifies competences from academic, scientific, artistic and communication fields to valorize the scientific approach to understand how colour affects us. We aim to share our experiences by creating a public platform on which recent findings, projects, and services can be communicated. This platform represents an online interface on which interested people can find information, participate in psychological research on colour, ask questions, look for potential services (seminars for the general public, training of professionals working with colour), or ask for collaborations.

Colour Experience will exclusively focus on how colours are experienced and how such experiences interact with our behaviour. Our major approach is based on results gathered from scientifically controlled studies. We wish to provide knowledge on evidence-based studies testing the manifold questions and assumptions we can regularly encounter in the scientific and popular literature.

 

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Research team

 
 
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Research Leader

Prof. Christine Mohr

Prof. Christine Mohr is a psychologist interested in the cognitive mechanisms underlying measurable human behaviour. One research focus aims to answer in a first step whether colour impacts our cognitive and affective functions. By necessity, such causal questions require controlled studies in the laboratory. In a second step, she aims to understand whether laboratory findings translate to our everyday life. Possible applied questions are whether coloured environment influence our well-being, health, or concentration.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH, Switzerland
PhD, Psychology and Neuroscience, 2001

UNIVERSITY OF KONSTANZ, Germany
Studies of Psychology, 1998

Affiliations

• Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne
 

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Researcher

Dr. Nele Dael

Dr. Nele Dael studies cognitive and affective factors underlying human behaviour. She is driven to provide keys for a more functional everyday interaction by developing scientific strategies to answer applied needs empirically and to effectively translate knowledge and know-how to create awareness and motivate behaviour change. 

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, Switzerland
PhD, Psychology, 2011

KU LEUVEN UNIVERSITY, Belgium
MSc, Psychology (Theory and Research), 2006

KU LEUVEN UNIVERSITY, Belgium
BSc, Psychology, 2003

Affiliations

•Department of Organizational Behavior (HEC), University of Lausanne
•Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne

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Researcher

Domicele Jonauskaite

Domicele Jonauskaite is a cognitive and affective psychologist interested in affective meaning of colour. She studies a relationship between colours and affect (emotions, mood, preferences, etc.) using various assessment techniques of affect as well as colour. She is interested in how these colour-emotion associations vary between and within individuals, including individuals with colour blindness and cross-cultural differences.

 

Education

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, Switzerland
PhD, Psychology, on going

UNIVERSITY OF GENEVA, Switzerland
MSc, Neuroscience, 2017

ROYAL HOLLOWAY,
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UK
BSc, Psychology, 2014

Affiliations

• Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne.

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Researcher

Déborah Da Silva

Déborah Da Silva is a cognitive psychologist with a background in Children and Adolescent psychology. She had an opportunity to work with children population on the affective meaning of colours after which she decided to expand her work to another sensitive population. Her current work aims to understand the relationships between colour and affect (preferences, emotions…) in the ageing population while using innovative tools to understand how colour and emotion can link. She is also curious to know if laboratory studies can be translated into everyday life.

Education

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, Switzerland
PhD, Psychology, on going

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, Switzerland
MSc, Children and Adolescent Psychology, 2019

UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE, Switzerland
BSc, Psychology, 2017

Affiliations

• Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne.

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Students

 
Lauriane Müller

Master student & Research assistant 2017 - ONGOING

Lauriane Müller

Children’s emotional associations with colour patches vs colour terms

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RESEARCH ASSISTANT
2017-ONGOING

Michael Quiblier

Affective associations with colour and colour preferences

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BACHELOR STUDENT &
RESEARCH ASSISTANT
2016-2017; 2019-ONGOING 

Yanisha Soborun

Gender differences in children's emotional associations with colour

 
 
 

Alumni Students

 

Lucia Camenzind: 2016-2019
Master Student

Irina Tremea: 2016-2018
Master Student

Laetitia Chèvre: 2015-2017
Bachelor Student & Research Assistant

Betty Althaus: 2014-2016
Bachelor Student & Research Assistant