Links & Resources
Helpful and interesting links related to the Program in Cognitive Affective Neuroscience.
Labs & Groups
The Child Anxiety Treatment Study
The Mood Disorders Treatment Research Program
- The Biometrics Research
Devoted to understanding physiological correlates of cognition in individuals with and without psychopathology.
- Remedy Research Group
PICAN faculty collaborator, Dr. Dana McMakin's research group website
PICAN faculty collaborator, Dr. Rebecca Price's research group website
The Developmental Affective Science Collective
- TREND Artist in Residence Series
The Transdisciplinary Research in Emotion, Neuroscience, and Development (TREND) Artist in Residence Series
- We are pleased to announce that the University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine's Transdisciplinary Research in Emotion Neuroscience and
Development (TREND) Artist in Residence for 2011 will be the local sculptor
Richard Claraval. Richard's residency, which will take place September 7-9,
will be devoted to exploring the process of sculpting using a newly
available technology for assessing brain waves (EEG) while he works. This
project has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of what
it means to be creative in-the-moment.
Richard's work can be viewed at
Animations & Pictures
showing the location of the amygdala
Roma Konecky and Greg Siegle made this from an SPGR image acquired on a 1.5T GE scanner using BrainVoyager to align and smooth the image, MRICro to trace the amygdala, AFNI to create the rendering, and WWW Gif Animator to concatenate the frames.
- Animation showing
the mean of 25 control participants' brain activity associated with rating
the personal relevance of positive words.
The animation was made by generating a snapshot of regions significantly different (p<0.001) from the pre-trial baseline at each TR (1.5 seconds) for the 12 second trial (in AFNI), and interpolating between them (in Virtual Dub). As shown in the animation the anterior cingulate reacts early, followed slightly later by BA47, a brain region associated with rumination. Data from Siegle, G.J., Thompson, W., Thase, M.E., Steinhauer, S.R., Carter, C. S., (in press). Increased amygdala and decreased dorso-lateral prefrontal BOLD responses in unipolar depression: Related and independent features. Biological Psychiatry. Animation by Greg Siegle and Lena Gemmer.