We employ behavioral and functional MRI methods to study interactions between cognition and emotion/motivation. Our view is that brain systems are highly interactive and that modular approaches to understanding the mind-brain are fundamentally problematic. This view was recently outlined in a book by MIT Press (see here).
An additional focus of our research centers on the development of statistical and computational tools for the analysis of functional MRI data to allow a rigorous mapping between brain and behavior.
At this point, students with a standard psychology or neuroscience background are not well aligned with the research focus of the lab. Instead, we are now expanding the computational side of the lab and are actively recruiting: