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Mind, Brain and Emotion Archive

Archived Studies

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Brief Trainings to Buffer Against Acute Stress Effects

Center scientists are evaluating and comparing the effectiveness of brief trainings to buffer against the negative effects that acute stress has on behavior and cognitive abilities.

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Cognitive Processing and Rumination

Researchers at the Center studied how people who ruminate respond differently to stresses and how this might impact mental health and well-being.

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Conscious and Unconscious Emotional Processing

Center researchers seek to unearth how the brain processes emotions differently depending on a person’s awareness of what’s causing that emotion.

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Exploring New Frameworks of Empathy

Drawing from empathic accuracy tasks and imaging data from an adolescent population, this project explores additional frameworks of empathy ­that more fully examine two components of empathy.

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Investigating the Effects of Mindfulness-Based Training on Mother and Infant Brain Development

How does Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting (MBCP) impact the brains of infants and their mothers?

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Neurobiology of Emotion Regulation and Developmental Stress

How do early experiences shape a person’s chances of developing symptoms associated with depression and anxiety? Center scientists are studying risk factors and longitudinal data to learn more.

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Risk for Depression and Cognitive Processing Following A Stressful Event

How does cognitive and neural processing of stress-related information differ in individuals with a high risk of depression?

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Self-Concept and Well-Being

Center researchers are examining how flexibility in self-image influences well-being and pro-social behavior.

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Veteran Wellness Study

Center researchers are exploring how to improve the lives of veterans by expanding the range of treatments available for PTSD and learning more about the brain mechanisms involved in PTSD and its treatment.