Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Functional Neuroimaging Lab, BWH
Braunwald Building, LM116
221 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Available: 10/01/18, Expires: 10/01/20
Sex is thought to influence many cognitive functions including language, emotion, and memory. There are sex differences in the prevalence of disorders with symptoms in the domain of language such as autism, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia. Nevertheless, sex is seldom incorporated as a variable of interest in neurobiological models of cognition.
This research project will investigate sex differences in neural mechanisms of emotional word perception, in adults who are mentally healthy, and in adults with a mental disorder. The overall objective is to improve our understanding of individual differences in language and cognition, as a basis for developing individualized psychotherapeutic interventions for mental health disorders.
The student will analyze and summarize clinical, behavioral, and neuroimaging data from an existing database. Required skills include an interest in cognitive neuroscience, strong quantitative analytical ability, and strong written and oral communication ability.
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