My research investigates how emotional and attentional
functioning take place in the brain. I am particularly focused
on studying emotion-attention interactions that play a role
in anxiety and depression. Specific projects investigate how
emotional states and personality traits affect cognitive performance;
how the left and right sides of the brain are involved in
paying attention to emotional information in the world; the
nature of communication between the two hemispheres of the
brain; and individual differences in performance monitoring.
I rely upon both cognitive and psychophysiological (EEG/ERP)
methods to address these questions.