CCN Colloquium: "Cognitive reappraisal of emotion in the lab, clinic, and real world"

Kevin LaBar


Vahaba, Daniel


event sponsored by

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) &

Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and Psychology and Neuroscience


CCN Colloquium


Kevin LaBar, PhD (Duke)

My research focuses on understanding how emotional events modulate cognitive processes in the human brain. We aim to identify brain regions that encode the emotional properties of sensory stimuli, and to show how these regions interact with neural systems supporting social cognition, executive control, and learning and memory. To achieve this goal, we use a variety of cognitive neuroscience techniques in human subject populations. These include psychophysiological monitoring, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), machine learning, and behavioral studies in healthy adults as well as psychiatric patients. This integrative approach capitalizes on recent advances in the field and may lead to new insights into cognitive-emotional interactions in the brain.


Natural Sciences, Panel/Seminar/Colloquium, and Research