Jeremy Hogeveen Lab

Director: Jeremy Hogeveen

We’re interested in understanding the neural mechanisms that underlie cognitive & affective processes of relevance to psychopathology. This work is organized into two general arms:

  • Reward processing and decision making: Human decision making often involves deciding whether to stick with what we know (i.e. ‘exploiting’ familiar options; e.g. eating at the same restaurant), or deciding to try a new option we’re not sure we will enjoy (i.e. ‘exploring’ novel options; e.g. trying a new restaurant). In this line of work, we examine the brain circuits underlying this ‘explore-exploit’ tradeoff, how differential recruitment of these circuits might drive different decision making patterns, and how pathological ‘explore-exploit’ behavior might be related to problematic decision making in patients with psychiatric and neurological illness.
  • Emotional awareness and regulation: Humans have evolved a capacity to consciously ‘feel’ our emotions. In this line of work, we examine the neural mechanisms driving this ‘emotional awareness,’ how it helps us to manage and respond to our emotions, and how these mechanisms might be impaired in patients with mental health challenges.

Selected Publications

  • Hogeveen, J., Krug, M. K., Elliott, M. V., Carter, C. S., & Solomon, M. (2018). Proactive control as a double-edged sword in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of abnormal psychology127(4), 429.
  • Hogeveen, J., Krug, M. K., Elliott, M. V., & Solomon, M. (2018). Insula-Retrosplenial Cortex Overconnectivity Increases Internalizing via Reduced Insight in Autism. Biological psychiatry.
  • Hogeveen, J., Bird, G., Chau, A., Krueger, F., & Grafman, J. (2016). Acquired alexithymia following damage to the anterior insula. Neuropsychologia82, 142-148.
  • Hogeveen, J., Hauner, K. K., Chau, A., Krueger, F., & Grafman, J. (2017). Impaired valuation leads to increased apathy following ventromedial prefrontal cortex damage. Cerebral cortex27(2), 1401-1408.

Courses Taught

I’m currently teaching PSY360 (Human Learning & Memory), and in the Spring I will be teaching PSY344 (Human Neurpsychology)


  • The lab is currently recruiting graduate students and undergraduate honors students for the 2019-2020 academic year
  • Students in the laboratory will be given a diverse range of training opportunities, including:
    • Computer programming (Python, R) and data science
    • Functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging
    • Noninvasive brain stimulation
    • Psychophysiology
  • Fall 2019 Students:
    • Ethan
    • Ethan Campbell-I graduated in 2017 from Centre College with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience.  I'm coming from the University of Kentucky where I have worked as a clinical research assistant in behavioral pharmacology.  My research interests include the neural representations of emotion regulation and decision-making processes that manifest in psychopathoogy and other conditions including substance use disorders, mood disorders, and traumatic brain injury.  I'm also interested in how neuroimaging and neuromodulation can be used to inform treatment outcomes for these populations.  In my free time I enjoy playing music, reading, and doing trivia.
    • Teagan
    • Teagan Mullins-Teagan has been working as a research assistant in Dr. Vince Clark’s lab where she worked on neurostimulation and cognitive enhancement. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a M.Ed. in Special Education where she worked on creating and implementing a comprehensive intervention for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. She completed her B.A. from NYU in psychology with a minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies. Teagan’s research interests include examining biomarkers of Autism and other developmental psychopathology through fMRI, as well as examining co-morbidities and looking at transdiagnostic features. Outside of the lab, Teagan enjoys hanging out with her many pets, reading, rock climbing, and traveling. 
  • The lab website is
  • We will be looking for volunteer RAs to help collect behavioral and MRI data on both of these projects, with the potential to transition to a paid position