In the Emotion and Stress Physiology Lab, we conduct research on the physiology of stress, emotion, and social motivations, with a focus on neuroendocrine (hormone) systems. Our work illuminates how stress-responsive hormones affect the brain and therefore modulate emotional, motivational, and cognitive processes. We are also interested in how dysregulation in stress hormone systems might contribute to emotion-processing disruptions in affective disorders such as depression.



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