DRI Grant Awarded to the Lab

Drs. Alex Shackman (PI), Luiz Pessoa, and Dave Seminowicz (Universa basic ity of Maryland, Baltimore) were awarded a Level II Dean’s Research Initiative grant from the College of Behavioral & Social Sciences. The award will support collaborative research aimed at understanding the neural circuitry shared by anxiety, pain, and executive cognition. This line of research promises to clarify the emotional and cognitive symptoms characteristic of some pain disorders. It will also set the stage for work aimed at understanding the neural circuitry supporting the inhibited, avoidant profile of choices and behaviors characteristic of many individuals with extreme anxiety.

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