Lab Members

Derek Mitchell, PhD, Lab Director

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Lindsay Oliver, PhD Candidate

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My research is focused on social cognition and emotional processing in patients with frontotemporal dementia and the healthy population. I am particularly interested in function and dysfunction in empathic responding, and delineating and characterizing behavioural and neural correlates of different facets of empathy, and emotional processing. I am also a recipient of the Alzheimer Society London and Middlesex Doctoral Award and Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship in Science and Technology.

Stephen Pierzchajlo

I am interested in the functional connectivity and neuroanatomical correlates of emotional processes and emotion regulation. I am also interested in the application of different neuromodulatory techniques to investigate questions about neurocognitive processes and neuropsychiatric disorders. Currently I am investigating the effects of emotional distractors on attentional abilities and how they manifest behaviourally, as well as how these distractors are correlated with brain activity.

Tamara Tavares, PhD Candidate 

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Joana Vieira, Postdoctoral Fellow

lab website 2 My research aims to characterize the neural mechanisms implicated in basic emotional processes (e.g. fear), and how disruptions in those mechanisms give rise to abnormal patterns of social functioning. I am particularly interested in understanding the emotional and empathic deficits associated with psychopathy and antisocial behaviour.  I am the recipient of a BMI Cognitive Neuroscience fellowship and will start a CIHR Postdoctoral fellowship in the Fall.

Siobhan Schenk, Volunteer 

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Gabrielle Brook, Volunteer 

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I am working on experiments examining how emotions triggered by aversive stimuli affect cognition and human performance.      …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Past Members

James Kryklywy, PhD 

informal_jkMy research considers how emotional information is represented within neurocognitive systems involved in sensory processing, how this information is incorporated into perceptual experience, and how this information impacts interaction with the immediate environment. I am particularly interested in the dissociable effects of emotional salience on the representation of spatial- and object-related information. I am the recipient of an NSERC Postgraduate Graduate Scholarship -Doctoral (PGS).

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