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Clinical Cognitive Affective Neuroscience Lab

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Clinical Cognitive Affective Neuroscience Lab

The overarching goal of the Clinical Cognitive Affective Neuroscience (CCAN) lab is to increase our understanding of anxiety, depression, and mechanisms of treatment (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) to reduce the suffering associated with these and other debilitating internalizing psychopathologies (e.g., stress-related disorders).  Our methods include functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), psychophysiological measures such as electroencephalogram (EEG), behavioral and subjective measures (e.g., neuropsychological, actigraphy, self-report) to advance our understanding of several interrelated themes: 

  • Mechanisms of implicit and explicit emotion regulation (e.g., attentional control, reappraisal) in individuals with internalizing psychopathologies.
  • Mechanisms of change that underlie evidence-based psychotherapy in individuals with internalizing psychopathologies.
  • Central and peripheral brain-based markers to guide treatment decision-making in clinical settings.
  • Translating neuroscience discoveries to improve current treatments and develop novel interventions.    

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