The affective cognitive neuroscience laboratory is headed up by Dr Sonia Bishop who is an assistant professor within the Dept of Psychology, UC Berkeley and attached to the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute at UC Berkeley. Please visit our people pages to learn more about us.

Lab Research

Our research focuses on the brain basis of perceptual and attentional function, in particular mechanisms underlying the prioritized processing of emotionally salient stimuli, face processing, fear conditioning, and individual differences in cortical and subcortical function, the latter including investigation of the neuro-cognitive basis of trait vulnerability to anxiety. Much of the lab's work involves fMRI. A number of projects take advantage of other methodologies including MEG, EEG, cognitive modeling and functional genetics. Please use the projects tab to the right-hand side to learn about ongoing work in the lab.

Positions Available/Grad School Applicants

We currently have openings for graduate students and post-docs. Please see our join the lab page for details on getting in touch.