Research in our lab focuses on how emotion is coded in the brain, how emotion influences attention and perception,
and how we implement cognitive strategies to remain task-focused in the face of emotional distractors. This research
is being conducted using cognitive behavioral tasks, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), a range of
imaging analyses techniques (univariate and multivariate) and different modalities (vision and olfaction). We are also
exploring these emotion-cognition interactions from the standpoint of individual differences, focusing primarily on anxiety
and the schizophrenia spectrum. Our current research is organized along three separate but overlapping themes.