What Do We Do?

We conduct research at the forefronts of psychology and human neuroscience. Our research focuses primarily on cognition, or the thinking abilities that support human behaviour.

We focus mainly on impulsivity in healthy individuals and people with mental illness, including studies of personality traits, cognitive abilities, and brain structure and functioning across the lifespan. We also study how stress impacts memory and the brain systems that support it.

Our clinical research focuses on symptom dimensions (e.g., impulsivity, suicidal thinking and behaviours) that cut across multiple diagnostic categories. We also study specific diagnoses, especially depression and borderline personality disorder, including the effects of psychotherapy and brain stimulation on symptoms and brain function.

Who Do We Train?

Our laboratory trains exceptional undergraduate students in Psychology and Neuroscience, graduate students in Clinical Psychology, and post-doctoral research fellows at the University of Toronto.