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James F. Cavanagh Lab

Director: James F. Cavanagh

Dr. Cavanagh was hired as an assistant professor and joined the department in August 2013.  Dr. Cavanagh specializes in using cognitive neuroscience methods to understand how the brain contributes to high-level 'executive' abilities like decision making and learning, and how emotion colors these processes. He directs the Cognitive Rhythms and Computation Lab, which facilitates discovery of these novel brain operations and application of these findings to neurological and psychiatric patient groups in order to understand how aberrant brain processes contribute to disease states.