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A multi-national, talented bunch dedicated to the quest of understanding human emotion, cognition and psychopathology


Wanna join

    Wen Li

     Lab Director

    Associate Professor

    Ph.D. 2004, Northwestern


Department of Psychology
1107 W. Call St.
Tallahassee, FL 32306
(850) 645-1409 
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Jeremy Andrzejewski   Neuroscience Graduate Student

Jeremy   Email: Email

  Research Interests: My interests involve related aspects of affective   neuroscience using multiple behavioral and imaging (EEG, MRI, fMRI)   techniques. I am interested in not only how perception and attention to   threat across multiple sensory modalities influences neural activity and   resulting behavior in healthy individuals, but how these adaptive processes become maladaptive in individuals with anxiety or stress disorders. Using multimodal imaging techniques (EEG-fMRI), I am interested in understanding how experimental changes in in neural oscillations lead to functional differences between a variety of neural networks in relation to attention. Additionally, I am also interested in how top-down aspects of affective attention can influence this interplay between neural networks – for example, how anticipation of affective stimuli can influence these associations, and how this anticipation is modulated by previous experience and likelihood of exposure.

Personal Interests: Spelunking, traveling, Improvisational theater


Kevin Clancy   Clinical Graduate Student

  Research Interests: My interests lie in exploring how emotional states   influence our perception of our environment. I am interested in using   multimodal imaging techniques (fMRI, EEG, MEG) to evaluate how   chronic psychological stress modulates neuronal networks responsible   for the temporal encoding of threat. Clinically, I hope one day to address   anxiety disorders, especially threat perception in Posttraumatic Stress   Disorder (PTSD), in combat veterans in order to develop improved, novel treatments.


Joshua Brown   Neuroscience Graduate Student

Josh   Email: Email

  Research Interests: My primary interests are the refinement of   neuroimaging techniques and the interaction between neural networks   and human cognition. As knowledge of the distributed nature of   cognition has grown, so too has our need for advanced methods for   accurately identifying relevant cortical and subcortical activity. Through   the development of novel analyses of neuroimaging data, more accurate depictions of the neural basis of cognition can be generated. To this end, I am interested in creating and utilizing machine learning algorithms that help in processing the large amounts of data gathered by fMRI and EEG experiments.

Personal Interests: music (trombone, banjo, euphonium, accordion, guitar, tuba);   history; Latin


Christina Hayworth   Lab Manager

Christine   Email: Email

  Research Interests: I am interested in exploring the role of sensory gating and of information processing, especially in the salience network, in individuals with eating disorders and OCD. I am also interested in the role of hypervigilance and chronic stress in the development of anxiety disorders.

  Personal Interests: Running, vegan cooking and baking, coffee, and travel


You   Undergrads, Graduate Students, Postdoc Fellows

Lucas  Research Interests: I'm interested in joining the CANLab.

  Personal Interests: We are going to explore together!   

  We have plenty of opportunities!


 Undergraduate Researchers 

Alec Irwin; Alyssa Karavitis; Chris Torbert; Christina Hayworth; Josalyn Foster; Joshua Fusco; Joshua Miller; Leon Brunson; Maggie Fitzsimmons; Nicholas Watts; Olivia Rose; Sarahane Joanem; Tristan Tsai; Tyler Saavedra


 CANLab Alumni   Previous CANLabers

*If you were a CANLaber but don't find your name here, please email us ASAP!  Email

Yuqi You, Ph.D. - Postdoctoral Fellow, SDSU

Thomas Campbell Arnold- Doctoral Student, Biomedical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Lucas Novak- Former Graduate Student

Yan Zheng- Former Lab Manager

Elizabeth Krusemark- Assistant Professor, Millsaps College

Zijun Ke- Assistant Professor, Sun Yat-sen University

Jaryd Hiser- Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Alex Quilling - Medical Degree Student, College of Medicine, Universtiy of Wisconsin-Madison

An-Chieh Chang - Doctoral Student, Department of Communicative Disorders, UW-Madison

Ariana Stickel - Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Arizona

David Rozek - Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, University of Notre Dame

Hallie Strauss- Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, The George Washington University

Maria Mens - Doctoral Student, Psychology, Carnegie Mellon

Nina Mallory - Doctoral Student, Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Robert McCaffrey - Doctoral Student, Kinesiology, McMaster University

Stacy Lorenz - Doctoral Student, Clinical Psychology, Xavier University

Wanting Zhong - Doctoral Student, Interdepartmental Neuroscience, Northwestern University




Department of Psychology - Florida State University

1107 W. CALL STREET TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306-4301 Phone: (850) 645-9312