Alexandra works on the Affective Chronometry study, which investigates the relationships between emotional response style, neurophysiology, and cognition. She is primarily responsible for collecting and processing participant cognitive, psychophysiology and neuroimaging data.
Her previous research investigated the neurological and physiological correlates of musical chills. She is particularly interested in how well-being could be improved through interventions such as music therapy, especially for individuals with neurodegenerative diseases.
B.A., Psychology, St. Olaf College
What does well-being mean to me?
"The ability to experience and recover from the full range of human emotions."
How do people experience emotions over a period of time and what does that say about their resilience and well-being?
Our scientists examine how individual differences in emotional reactivity and recovery to emotional stimuli, brain structure and patterns of brain activity are related to life experiences, personality, behavior, health and well-being across the adult lifespan in a large national longitudinal sample.