What we study
Research in the Control & Adaptive Behavior Lab explores the development, training, and deployment of self-regulatory control in the service of adaptive behavior. We study how this uniquely human ability affects how we learn, problem solve, navigate the physical and social world, and make decisions, especially under conditions of distraction, emotional arousal, and social influence.
Research in the lab contributes to basic foundational science, but also considers how the science can be translated to applied and real-world contexts.
We use a convergent methodologies approach that features traditional behavioral experimentation, longitudinal and training studies, and functional and structural brain imaging using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).th