Derek Mitchell, PhD, Lab Director
Joana Vieira, Postdoctoral Fellow
Tamara Tavares, PhD Candidate
Broadly, my research is focused on social cognitive processing in clinical and healthy populations. I am currently investigating the neural correlates of emotional processing and decision making deficits in patients with Frontotemporal Dementia and individuals who are at-risk for developing this disorder. Furthermore, I am interested in investigating impaired emotional processing in children and youth with behavioural disorders and the influence of mood on emotion-cognition interactions. I am also a recipient of the NSERC CGS-Doctoral award.
Stephen Pierzchajlo, MSc candidate
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.
Undergraduate Research Associates
Minha Yoon Ian Jones
Lindsay Oliver, PhD
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. Lindsay is currently a postdoctoral fellow at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, supervised by Dr. Aristotle Voineskos.
James Kryklywy, PhD
Steven Greening, PhD
Steven is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Louisiana State University, where he is the Principal Investigator of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Affect and Psychopathology Lab.