Lauren currently works on the psychophysiology and brain imaging portion of theMidlife in the United States (MIDUS) project, a longitudinal study examining how biology, personal characteristics, life experiences and health are related to emotional regulation using fMRI and facial EMG.
Lauren coordinates participant recruitment with other project sites, runs experimental sessions and processes and analyzes data that will help us better understand emotion, the brain's response to positive and negative events and well-being.
Are people who are better at controlling their attention, emotion or pain responses in a laboratory setting more successful at carrying that skill into daily life?
How do people experience emotions over a period of time and what does that say about their resilience and well-being?
Center for Healthy Minds researchers are examining how emotion may play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s Disease.
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.