Assistant Professor, Psychiatry & Neuroscience Harvard Medical School Director, Neurobiology of Motivated Behavior Laboratory, McLean Hospital
My lab is interested in the molecular and neural circuit-based mechanisms that underlie drug addiction. We are particularly interested in how negative affective states (depression, anxiety, etc) that precede drug taking or emerge with drug withdrawal contribute to addictive behavior. We use rodent models of drug-taking behavior and we study males and females in parallel so we can be sensitive to possible sex differences.
Instructor in Anesthesia, Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr Cornelissen’s research aims to understand the impact of anesthesia and prolonged sedation on brain development in human infants. Currently, she is using electroencephalography (EEG) to explore (1) how healthy infants respond to different types of general anesthesia; and (2) how repeated anesthesia or prolonged sedation in early life affect network connectivity and trajectories of neurodevelopment. She also studies the neurophysiology of pain in childhood, particularly conditions of chronic pain such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
Professor Cuddy studies the origins and outcomes of how we perceive and are influenced by other people, investigating the roles of variables such as culture, emotions, nonverbal behaviors, and psychophysiological indicators.... Read more about Amy J.C. Cuddy
Benjamin Enke’s research is in behavioral, experimental, and cultural economics. Recent work focuses on bounded rationality and the effects of culture on economic decision-making.... Read more about Benjamin Enke