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Symbiotic Project on Affective Neuroscience (SPAN)


Our research investigates neural mechanisms that support emotion, and explores implications for decision-making and mental health.

Our progress ultimately requires a symbiosis of psychological theory and neuroscience methods.



  • Tracing the anatomical and chemical trajectory of affective circuits.

  • Predicting how interventions can normalize deranged affective circuits.

  • Understanding how affective circuits influence decision-making.

  • Innovating methods for tracking and improving affect dynamics.