Yuta Katsumi


I am a second-year PhD student in the Cognitive Neuroscience Division, working under the supervision of Dr. Florin Dolcos at the Social, Cognitive, Personality, and Emotional (SCoPE) Neuroscience Lab. I received a BA in Psychology from Berea College in 2013.

Research Interests

  • Emotion-cognition interactions
  • Emotion regulation
  • Episodic memory
  • Functional network interactions in the brain

Research Description

My main research interests lie in the area of affective and cognitive neuroscience, with an emphasis on the neural correlates of emotion-cognition interactions. In particular, my graduate work involves examination of the role of individual differences in influencing the impact of emotional information on various cognitive processes (social cogintion, emotion regulation, episodic memory). Methodologically, I employ a range of techniques that assess different aspects of nervous system activity (e.g., fMRI, EEG/ERPs, skin conductance, eye tracking) in conjunction with behavioral and neuropsychological assessment tools.


  • M.A. in Psychology, University of Illinois, 2015
  • B.A. in Psychology (summa cum laude), Berea College, 2013