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Evidence for the role of attention to emotion in anhedonia

Thursday, June 21, 2018
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Baxter B125
Elizabeth Martin, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, UC Irvine

Abstract: Anhedonia, or decreased positive emotion in response to positive stimuli, is transdiagnostic symptom prevalent in a number of psychiatric and neurological disorders. Interestingly, it is also found in non-clinical populations and actually predicts future onset of some mental illnesses. My more recent work has focused on understanding the phenotypic expression and neural correlates of anhedonia. I will discuss this work and highlight evidence I have found regarding the role of aberrant attention to emotions in anhedonia.

Series: Behavioral Social Neuroscience Seminar Series (BSN)
For more information, please phone 626-395-5884 or email mmartin@caltech.edu

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