Heidi Meyer

Assistant Professor, Affective learning and Neurodevelopment

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  • Title Assistant Professor, Affective learning and Neurodevelopment

Research in my laboratory investigates how behavioral patterns are learned based on an individual’s experience and current environment (including the ‘environment’ of adolescence). We use behavioral, systems, and molecular neuroscience techniques to examine the cognitive and neurodevelopmental underpinnings of affective regulation. Projects take a multi-level approach to neuroscience, setting a solid foundation in learning theory and behavioral assays upon which to apply ever-advancing neuroscience techniques to address a critical gap in knowledge regarding the intersection between neural and affective regulation. Research is conducted with an eye for translation, striving to inform the causes and consequences of psychiatric illness, particularly that caused by deviations in brain development (e.g., anxiety, mood, and substance use disorders), leading to new avenues for treatment.

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