Areas of Research

Famed psychologist Kurt Lewin stressed that human behavior is a function of both the person and the environment and is known as Lewin’s equation:

Behavior = ƒ(Person, Environment)

Understanding the relationship between individual psychological and neural processing with environmental factors lies at the heart of our research.  In our lab, we utilize brain imaging techniques, computational neuroscience and statistical models to quantify the person, the environment and their interactions.


  1. The Internal Environment (individual neural, cognitive and affective mechanisms)
  2. The External Environment (The Social and Physical Environment, in particular natural environments)
  3. Basic Neuroscience and fMRI Methods

Our ongoing projects are about



Health Databases

Convolutional Neural Networks