- Computational Statistics
- Traumatic Brain Injury
My work broadly focuses on understanding the dynamic representations in the brain associated with self-regulation .There is relative agreement in the extant literature that self-regulation involves the modulation of thought, affect, behavior, or attention via deliberate use of cognitive control mechanisms (Buckley, 2014). Following this overarching goal, my research spans two interconnected tracks. One line of research is aimed at clarifying the construct of self-regulation, including the various components that interact to generate dysfunctional self-regulation (specifically, apathy). A second area of my research aims to understand whether and how lifestyle interventions (such as attention-based mindfulness training and embodied cognition-based theater acting) can promote self-regulation in aging and clinical populations.