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Hedy watching a subject going into MRI machine

Research in Yale’s Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab takes a cognitive-neuroscience approach to clinical questions, uses state-of-the-art neuroimaging methods, and organizes around a few interrelated themes: Craving, regulation of craving, substance use disorders, treatment for substance use disorders, neural mechanisms of change, emotion regulation in psychopathology, emotion-cognition interaction, and, mindfulness and meditation. See more details in our Research section.
The Clinical and Affective Neuroscience Lab is part of Yale University’s Department of Psychiatry, which is located in New Haven, CT (map). We are also affiliated with Yale’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience program, Yale’s Cognitive Science Program, and the Department of Psychology

The lab shares a brand-new remodeled research space with The Center for Research on Impulsivity directed by Marc Potenza MD PhD, a Yale faculty member who studies substance use disorders and pathological gambling. Within Yale, the lab is also associated with the Psychotherapy Development Center and collaborates with Yale’s Stress Center, and Center for Translational Neuroscience of Alcoholism. The integration of these provides a unique research and training environment for researchers interested in studying the neural bases of cognitive and affective processes of clinical relevance.

Functional imaging resources are available at the Magnetic Resonance Research Center housed in The Anlyan Center on Yale’s Medical School campus (map). The Yale MRRC is a state-of-the-art 33,000 square foot research facility that houses computing, office, and laboratory space, as well as 5 human magnets and an EEG facility!