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Our interdisciplinary research bridges affective science, neuroscience, and clinical psychology to better understand the psychological and neural mechanisms of affective experiences and related mental health issues (primarily anxiety and depression).
To this end, a primary research theme of our team has focused on a fundamental aspect of affective science, namely the processing of emotional information.
Specifically, we investigate
how emotional information is encoded in the human brain,
how we make emotion-related perceptual decisions, and
finally, how alterations to computational and neural systems relevant to emotion processing contribute to the development of psychopathology.
To answer these questions, we employ cognitive/affective behavioural paradigms, and a variety of methods, including computational modelling, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), eye-tracking, and electroencephalography (EEG).