Pittsburgh Clinical Application of Neuroscience Laboratory
University of Pittsburgh | Department of Pyschiatry
We are a research laboratory within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. We are dedicated to pushing the field of cognitive neuroscience towards a more direct clinical impact. Our research asks questions such as: Can we develop effective new treatments and synergistic treatment combinations that are based on a growing understanding of how the brain works? Can we use individual differences in neurocognitive processes to match specific people to specific treatments?
We ask these questions primarily in the context of affective conditions such as anxiety, depression, compulsive behaviors, and suicidality. To measure the way the brain processes information, we utilize methods including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), neuropsychological and behavioral testing, eyetracking, and pupilometry. For more information on our ongoing studies, please see “Research Studies.” Contact us for more information or click here to learn more about the people in CANlab.
The Pittsburgh CANLab aims to foster a kind, supportive, and inclusive environment that contributes to and upholds the quality of our research. We are committed to being actively anti-racist and seek to be a force for identifying and eliminating any form of discrimination based on age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, or other individual or cultural characteristic. We strive to conduct research that will help us better learn, understand, and act to improve our community and our world. All are welcome here.
Pitt undergraduates who are eligible for Federal work-study are welcomed to inquire with us about paid, part-time research internships in CANLab! Click here for more information about Federal work-study.
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CANlab News and Announcements
In the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Price and her collaborators report on findings from a study pairing Theta Burst Stimulation with training in habit override among patients with compulsive behavior disorders
CANLab’s Drs. Woody, Price, and Vaughn-Coaxum Find Attention Bias Modification (ABM) is Associated with Reduction in Pupillary Response to Threat Stimuli During Initial and Intermediate Stages of Processing