CBBC Faculty Profile
Basic Science Building
Department of Physiology, Basic Sciences Building, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
The cognitive and biochemical neuroscience of appetitive and fear-related events.
We study the biological mechanisms of both appetitive and avoidance (fear)-related behaviors. Our focus has been on three species: human, monkey, and the rat. In particular, we look at how the brain adapts to diverse conditions under normal and pathological conditions. Other research interests include the cognitive and neural systems that underlie social knowledge, the philosophy of cognitive sciences, and human information processing systems.
Psychobiology, neuroscience, neuroendocrinology
People, rats, and monkeys.
Behavioral studies, lesion and hormone impant studies, in situ histochemistry, fMRI.