• A closer examination of episodic specificity in depression 

      Hach, Sylvia; Tippett, L. J.; Addis, D. R. (2016-07-22)
      Aims: To determine whether spatiotemporally specific events of a control and depressive group are comparable with (1) a meso measure (AI) and (2) a micro measure (LIWC). Match groups on macro measure (event) and ...
    • In (or outside of) your neck of the woods: laterality in spatial body representation 

      Hach, Sylvia; Schuetz-Bosbach, Simone (2014-02-19)
      Beside language, space is to date the most widely recognized lateralized systems. For example, it has been shown that even mental representations of space and the spatial representation of abstract concepts display lateralized ...
    • Increasing self-compassion in young people through virtual reality 

      Baghaei, Nilufar; Hach, Sylvia; Khaliq, I.; Stemmet, L.; Krishnan, J.; Naslund, J.; Liang, H-L.; Sharifzadeh, Hamid (2019-10)
      As part of our proposal, we aim to:  provide increased practice/exposure and target a younger audience  increase the chance of generalisation to everyday life  employ better VR visualisation, e.g. assigning more ...
    • MoodJumper : an exploration of game interface preferences in users with/out mood disorder 

      Baghaei, Nilufar; Hach, Sylvia; Liang, H-N.; Brucker, M. (Frontiers Media (parent company: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group), 2019-08-08)
      Mental health conditions pose a major challenge to healthcare providers and society at large. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2030 mental illnesses will be the leading disease burden globally. Mental health ...
    • MoodRush : designing a language-free mobile app for mood self-assessment 

      Hach, Sylvia; Baghaei, Nilufar; Jauny, R.; Hayward, Christian; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (2017-11)
      Depression affects a large percentage of young adults across the globe. The delivery of mental health information and the provision of tools for the self-assessment of mood are important means in addressing this problem. ...
    • MoodRush : engaging, language-free, mobile self-asssessment of mood 

      Jauny, Ray; Hayward, Christian; Baghaei, Nilufar; Hach, Sylvia; Sarrafzadeh, Hossein (2017-07)
      DIGITAL HEALTH ERA New Zealand: 91% of the 18-34 own a smartphone (Gibson et al., 2013) Youth spend a significant amount of time on their devices (The Common Sense Census, 2015). Feeling normal & autonomous and ...
    • Neural changes associated with the generation of specific past and future events in depression 

      Hach, Sylvia; Tippett, Lynette J.; Addis, D. R. (Elsevier, 2014-12)
      It is well established that individuals affected by depression experience difficulty in remembering the past and imagining the future. This impairment is evident in increased rumination on non-specific, generic events and ...