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Affective & Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory

Department of Psychology Northwestern University

Cresap Hall Rm 321

Lab: 847-467-4143






Our laboratory examines the relationship between core-brain behavior dimensions and psychiatric symptoms of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. Two dimensions that we are particularly focused on pertain to how the brain processes threatening and rewarding events in the environment. We propose that depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety may be characterized by distinct profiles of reward processing and reward related brain function and that these profiles may reflect bio-signatures of differential risk. We employ neurophysiology (electroencephalography, event-related potentials) and both structural and functional neuroimaging to test these hypotheses.

Lab News!

Robin Nusslock and colleagues at UCLA receive an R01 grant from NIMH to examine the relationship between threat and reward-related brain function and symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Read our new paper on differential profiles of reward-related brain function in depression and bipolar disorder. Link

Robin Nusslock and colleagues at Temple University receive an R01 grant from NIMH to examine the relationship between reward-related brain function and risk for bipolar disorder onset.

Xiaoqing Hu receives an APA Dissertation Award. Congratulations Xiaoqing!

Xiaoqing Hu receives a Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRCC) grant from the Kellogg School of Management.

Robin Nusslock reveives Young Investigator Grant from the Ryan Licht Sang Bipolar Foundation and the Chauncey and Marion D. McCormick Family Foundation.

We're excited to welcome Kate Damme to our lab as an incoming graduate student!

Robin Nusslock wins Association for Psychological Science (APS) Rising Star Award. Link

Read our new paper of neurophysiological risk factors for bipolar disorder onset. Link

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