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Escape Room Pittsburgh

4 Apr 2018

The lab saved the world from the illuminati at Escape Room Pittsburgh!

AFNI Camp

Ally, Destany, and AFNI developer, Bob Cox at the 2017 AFNI Bootcamp, held at the National Institute of Health campus in Bethesda Maryland. The intensive 5-day workshop taught the girls more about processing and analyzing neuroimaging data (AKA, brains)!

Military Families Appreciation Picnic

Grace, Taylor, and Ally went to show their support for our military families and inform families about stress and healthy brain development!

Dr. Hanson will be accepting new graduate students for Fall 2019. For those interested, the LIFE Lab is primarily focused on three areas right now-

1. Understanding different forms of learning, neural circuitry, and exposure to life challenges. These studies contrast incremental versus habit-based learning. We believe these differences may uniquely explain the negative outcomes seen after adversity.

2. Expanding models of the effects of early adversity. The lab was examined how early stressful experiences may influence how later stress is processed. We are also interested in dimensions of adversity in relation to mental health.

3. Looking at different types of outcomes, namely educational achievement. We are starting new projects examining connections between executive functioning, motivation, and academic achievement. We hope to move this work into a neuroimaging context to understand how the brain contributes to these associations, especially for "at-risk" youth.

Important notes

  • Ideal graduate applicants would have experience in clinical psychology and/or developmental neuroscience.
  • Typical applicants have ~2 years of work experience (post-baccalaureate), with exposure to neuroimaging and/or basic statistical training (e.g., ANOVA; linear regression).