B.A., Vassar College
M.A. and Ph.D., University of Chicago
My primary research investigates the neural basis of attention, emotion, executive functions, and self-regulation in the human brain. My recent research has examined neural processes that implement self-regulatory functions, such as regulating emotions and controlling on-line adjustments in performance following mistakes during difficult cognitive tasks. I rely upon both cognitive and psychophysiological (EEG/ERP) methods to address these questions, and am currently adding eye-tracking and pupillometry to my methodological toolbox. In addition to these primary lines of research, I have co-authored a cognitive neuroscience textbook with Marie Banich (4th edition forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, December 2017). I also have a side interest in how research in psychology and neuroscience can promote global child welfare, an issue I addressed in a recent book on international adoption.