Lisa Feldman Barrett

University Distinguished Professor,
Department of Psychology,
Northeastern University

Research Neuroscientist,
Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Massachusetts General Hospital

Research Scientist,
Department of Psychiatry,
Massachusetts General Hospital

Lecturer in Psychiatry,
Harvard Medical School

Elected fellow: AAAS, APA, APS, SEP, SESP,
Elected fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Ph.D., University of Waterloo
B.Sc. Honors, University of Toronto

Karen Quigley

Associate Research Professor,
Department of Psychology,
Northeastern University

Research Physiologist,
Department of Veterans Affairs
Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Hospital

Fellow, ABMR

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Columbia University
Ph.D., Psychobiology, Ohio State University
M.A., Psychobiology, Ohio State University
B.S., Zoology, Ohio State University

Lab Members

IASL personnel


Spencer Lynn, Ph.D.

Computational models of signal detection and behavioral economics, investigating how a person's affective state or conceptual expectation influences perception

Alexandra Touroutoglou, Ph.D.

Neurobiology of affective experience

Christy Wilson-Mendenhall, Ph.D.

Neural bases of abstract and emotion knowledge and of core affective properties of experience


Joe Andreano, Ph.D.

Changes in emotional memory due to aging

Shir Atzil, Ph.D.

Neural bases of social reward

Jolie Baumann, Ph.D.

Influence of emotional experiences on behavior and decision making

Lorena Chanes, Ph.D.

How emotional experiences are coded in large-scale domain-general networks, and how they change with aging

Elizabeth Clark-Polner, Ph.D.

The role of emotion expression in facilitating interaction

Maria Gendron, Ph.D.

The role of language in emotion perception

Ian Kleckner, Ph.D.

Relationships between affect, physiology, and the ability to detect one's physiology using methods from psychophysiology and neuroimaging

Chenjie Xia

Affective processing in dementia and aging


Eric Anderson, M.A.

The influence of affect in vision and decision-making

Nicole Betz

Essentialism and emotion

Katie Hoemann, M.A.

Language and emotion

Emil Moldovan, M.A.

Embodiment approaches to emotion

Erika Siegel, M.A.

Psychophysiology of emotion

Jiahe Zhang

Neural networks that contribute to emotion and emotion regulation

Xuan (Aggie) Zhang, M.A

The role of prosody in affective processing


Keji Adebayo

Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital

Christina Caso

Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital

Justin Kopec

Research Assistant, Northeastern University

Anna Neumann

Lab Coordinator/Research Assistant, Northeastern University

Lauren Sears

Research Assistant, Northeastern University

Michael Stepanovic

Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital

Felicia Sun

Research Coordinator, Massachusetts General Hospital


Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Scientists (former)

Maximilien Chaumon, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin

Yoshiya Moriguchi, M.D., Ph.D.

Division Chief, Pathophysiology, Integrative Brain Imaging Center, National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry, Tokyo, Japan

Suzanne Oosterwijk, Ph.D.

University of Amsterdam

Ajay Satpute, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Pomona College

Michele M. Tugade, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Vassar College

Mariann Weierich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Hunter College

Ph.D. Students (former)

Keith Aronson, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Social Science Research Institute
Associate Director, Children, Youth and Families Consortium

Kevin Bickart, Ph.D.

Boston University School of Medicine

Eliza Bliss-Moreau, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of California, Davis

Appointments at The M.I.N.D. Institute and the California National Primate Research Center

Tamlin Conner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand

Thyra Fossum

Licensed Psychologist

Maria Gendron, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Northeastern University

Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Delaware

Kristen Lindquist, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Tracey Madden, Ph.D.

Director, Global Leadership and Talent Development at Raytheon

Myeong-Gu Seo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Maryland