Research lab of Dr. Natania Crane

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The REWARD lab, led by Dr. Natania Crane, PhD, performs Research Examining What drives Addiction Risk and comorbid Depression. We seek to better understand the brain and behavioral risk factors for Substance Use Disorder and co-occurring mental health disorders (e.g., depression, anxiety). Our lab uses multi-modal imaging techniques (fMRI and EEG), neuropsychological measures, self-report measures, and acute drug administration studies. The goal of our studies is to identify neurobehavioral risk factors that can be targeted for prevention strategies among individuals at risk for Substance Use Disorders and for treatment strategies among individuals diagnosed with Substance Use Disorders.