Welcome to the Laboratory for Clinical Affective Neuroscience

The Laboratory for Clinical Affective Neuroscience is directed by Dr. Brady D. Nelson and is based in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University. Our lab uses affective neuroscience to investigate the cognitive, emotional, and motivational mechanisms that contribute to the development of psychopathology, with a particular emphasis on anxiety disorders and depression. Our research involves psychophysiological, neuroimaging, neuropsychological, biological, behavioral, observational, and self-report methods and spans child, adolescent, and adult populations. We aim to use affective neuroscience to better identify individuals who are at risk for psychopathology and improve efforts to prevent and treat mental illness.