Neuroscience Laboratory of Social Behavior

Disrupted Social Motivation in Early Psychosis


The purpose of this study is to investigate the brain regions involved with social information processing. Problems in processing social information are common in schizophrenia, but the exact nature of these problems is not well understood. This project examines disrupted social preference / social motivation in early psychosis longitudinally using a multi-modal neuroimaging approach.

Social Cognition in Substance Use Disorder

The purpose of this study is to explore social cognitive processes relevant to community functioning in substance use disorder. Problems in processing social information are common in substance use disorder and may affect social relationships with family and friends. However, the exact nature of these problems is not well understood. This project examines social cognitive processes of individuals with problematic substance use using both qualitative and quantitative methods.


Perceptual Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder



This project examines perceptual plasticity in bipolar disorder using functional magnetic resonance imaging.


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