Welcome to the Levens Emotion and Cognition Lab!
The Levens and Emotion and Cognition Lab is an interdisciplinary lab that identifies the mechanisms involved in processing and regulating emotional information, and how individual variability in emotion processing and emotion regulation is associated with individual differences in behavior and a range of mental and physical health outcomes including depression, posttraumatic growth, posttraumatic stress disorder, food attitudes, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
To investigate these mechanistic and behavior relationships we design in-person and online experiments that capitalize on a range of behavioral techniques in a range of populations, including undergraduates, national online samples, individuals with attention deficit disorder, veterans, and individuals who have suffered traumatic experiences. We also regularly collaborate with labs that use physiological, neuroendocrine and functional neuroimaging methodology (including fMRI and EEG).
Please explore our Lab website and visit our Research page to learn more about current projects and our Lab Personnel page to learn more about the research assistants, graduate students and collaborators who support this lab.