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Alexandra Barnes
Alexandra Barnes
Research Specialist, Institute on Aging

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

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