Welcome to the Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Anxiety (CNMA) Lab
Why do our minds sometimes "go blank" when we're feeling nervous or self-conscious? What is actually happening, cognitively and neurally, when we say someone is "stuck in their head"? At the CNMA (pronounced "cinema") lab, our goal is to develop a better understanding of worry, rumination, and other kinds of "stuck thought." We investigate these questions using a range of methods, including experimental psychopathology, quantitative modeling, and functional neuroimaging (fMRI). Ultimately, our goal is to identify the best ways to help people "get out of their heads" and back into their lives.