School of Psychological Science

Cognition and Emotion, and CARE Lab Members


Director

Professor Colin MacLeod
Professor Colin MacLeod

Staff

Dr. Lies Notebaert
Dr. Lies Notebaert
  • Establish emotional and cognitive mechanisms that enhance/impede adaptive behaviour when faced with threat
  • Mapping individual differences in cognitive and emotional responding to controllable versus uncontrollable threat
  • The relationship between anxiety, risk perception, and danger mitigation
  • Assessing the role of flexibility and variability in anxiety-linked cognitive biases
  • Development of new CBM techniques
Dr. Ben Grafton
Dr. Ben Grafton
  • Identify mechanisms underlying biased processing of threat in anxiety
  • Causal contribution of biases to anxiety vulnerability
  • Genetic basis of biased processing
  • Investigating onset vs perseveration of cognitive processes
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Dr. Dan Rudaizky
Dan Rudaizky
  • Subcomponents of anxiety vulnerability: reactivity and perseveration
  • Differentiate between attentional engagement and attentional disengagement
  • Relationship between dis/engagement and reactivity/perseveration
Dr. Nigel Chen
Dr. Nigel Chen
  • The cognitive, affective and neural mechanisms which underpin anxiety psychopathology and autism spectrum
  • The relationship between attentional bias and attentional control
  • The development of new cognitive bias modification (CBM) techniques
  • The development of eye tracking based methodologies
  • Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) as a platform for novel treatment interventions
 

Postgraduates

Julian Basanovic
Julian Basanovic
  • Can anxiety-linked deficiencies in attentional control account for attentional bias in trait anxiety?
  • Develop a methodology to measure attentional bias, attentional control and anxiety simultaneously
  • Differentiate components of biases and their relation to attentional control
Heather Liebregts
Heather Liebregts
  • Can anxiety-linked deficiencies in attentional control account for attentional bias in trait anxiety?
  • Develop a methodology to measure attentional bias, attentional control and anxiety simultaneously
  • Differentiate components of biases and their relation to attentional control
Keely Bebbington
Keely Bebbington
  • Anxiety-linked biases in the interpretation of threat
  • Anxiety-linked biases in the communication of threat
  • Impact of the information that is communicated on the receiver
Steph Stevens
Steph Stevens
  • Targeted delivery of brief CBM to produce a transient reduction in state anxiety in ways that enhance quality of life
  • Developing the ideal parameters and methods for 'brief' delivery
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Georgina Mann
GeorginaMann
  • Examining the roles of attentional control and attentional bias during stress induced anxiety
  • Delineating engagement and disengagement facets of attentional bias and their relation to anxiety vulnerability
  • Investigating the roles of attentional bias and attentional control in anticipation and perseveration of anxious states
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Bronwyn Milkins
BronwynMilkins
  • Does the way that people process information just before sleep contribute to insomnia? 
  • The role of attentional bias in insomnia 
  • Examining the potentially therapeutic benefits of attention bias modification (ABM)
Ines Pandzic
Ines
  • Understand how individual differences in AB to threat relate to cognitive intrusions 
  • Determine whether AB to threat preceding the acute negative event or AB to threat in the immediate aftermath of the event could casually contribute to experiencing cognitive intrusions
  • Determine whether AB to threat is a marker of individuals who are vulnerable to the experience of cognitive intrusions
Henry Austin
HenryAustin
  • The role of cognitive biases in emotionally-motivated consumption of alcohol.
  • The neurologic substrates of biased cognitive processing in emotionally-motivated consumption.
  • The importance of emotional vulnerability in addiction.
Owen Myles
Owen Myles
  • The relationship between anxiety and ability to control attention
  • The processes of attention that are impaired in individuals with high trait anxiety
  • The causal effects of anxiety on ability to control attention and of attentional control ability on anxiety
  

 

Associate Researchers

Dr. Patrick Clarke
Dr. Pat Clarke
  • Neurological underpinnings of attentional bias
  • Attentional bias malleability
  • Targeted attentional bias modification in sleep


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