Margaret M. Bradley, Ph.D.

Research Professor



Office: (352) 392-2439


Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.S., St. Nobert College, Wisconsin

Research Focus

I am a member of the UF Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention (CSEA) with a research focus on understanding the psychophysiological (e.g., reflex, pupillary, ocular, electrodermal, cardiovascular, respiratory, and EMG measures), neural (e.g., event-related potentials, steady-state, and fMRI) and behavioral (e.g., memory, RT) profiles elicited during emotional anticipation, perception, imagery, learning and memory in healthy participants, with translation to patients diagnosed with anxiety and mood disorders.

Clinical Focus

Anxiety disorder patients; Parkinson disorder patients.

Key Publications

Bradley, M. M. (2009).  Natural selective attention: Orienting and emotion. Psychophysiology, 46, 1-11.

Bradley, M. M., Costa, V. D., Ferrari, V., Codispoti, M., Fitzsimmons, J. R. & Lang, P. J. (2015). Imaging distributed and massed repetitions of natural scenes: spontaneous retrieval and maintenance. Human Brain Mapping, 36, 1381-92.

Bradley, M. M., Sapigao, R., & Lang, P. J. (2017). Sympathetic ANS modulation of pupil diameter in emotional scene perception: Effects of hedonic content, brightness, and contrast.  Psychophysiology, 54:1419-1435. 10.1111/psyp.12890.

Lang, P. J., Herring, D. R., Duncan, C., Richter, J., Sege, C. T., Weymar, M., … Bradley, M. M. (2018). The startle-evoked response: Negative affect and severity of pathology in anxiety/mood disorders. Biological Psychiatry-Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 3, 626-634.

Sambuco, N., Bradley, M. M., Herring, D., Hillbrandt, K., & Lang, P. J. (in press). Transdiagnostic trauma severity in anxiety and mood disorders: Functional brain activity during emotional scene processing. Psychophysiology.

Awards and Honors

  • President, Society for Psychophysiological Research (2002)
  • Distinguished Contribution Award Psychophysiology, Society for Psychophysiological Research (2011)

Professional Memberships

  • Society for Psychophysiological Research
  • American Psychology Association