Cognitive and Emotion Neuroscience

RDOC: Research Domain Criteria

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This area of concentration functions as a research group that is around two subthemes:  (a) Cognitive neuroscience and aging; (b) Emotion neuroscience and psychopathology, as well as integration between both emphases. For doctoral training, most of our graduate trainees pursue their Ph.D. degree in Neuropsychology.

Emotion neuroscience and psychopathology: This emphasis integrates two related areas: Study of (1) the basic science of emotion, as emotion is expressed in language behavior, overt action, autonomic and somatic physiology, and highlighting the investigation of mediating neural structures and circuits in the human brain. The toolkit for the emphasis consists of current, major research technologies, including methods in cognitive/computer science, the broad area of psychophysiological measurement, electroencephalography and brain imaging (MRI). (2) Applications of emotion science in experimental psychopathology, as it relates to clinical evaluation and treatment of the anxiety and mood disorders.

Cognitive neuroscience and aging: The mission of this emphasis is to conduct cutting-edge interdisciplinary clinical neuroscience and translational research on age-associated cognitive, behavioral and emotional functioning, factors that contribute to impairments and functional decline, and future avenues for intervention. A primary objective to translate basic science discoveries into clinical applications in order to slow, avert or restore age-related cognitive decline and memory loss.

Research activity is organized according to emphasis.  For the emotion neuroscience emphasis, team members participate in both the basic science laboratories of the Center for the Study of Emotion and Attention and in the Fear and Anxiety Disorders Clinic. For the cognitive neuroscience emphasis, participation is expected in the ongoing research programs of the Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory.

Faculty:

Ronald A Cohen
Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY

Ronald A Cohen

PRG DIR & PROF
Joseph M Gullett
Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY

Joseph M Gullett

Research Assistant Professor
Peter J Lang
Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY

Peter J Lang

GRAD RSRH PROF
Michael Marsiske
Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY

Michael Marsiske Ph.D.

Professor & Associate Chair For Research
Eric S Porges
Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY

Eric S Porges

Assistant Professor
Adam J Woods
Department: HP-CLINICAL / HLTH PSYCHOLOGY

Adam J Woods Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Assistant Program Director

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