Bruce Doré, University of Pennsylvania

“Cognitive control of emotion as a choice, a tool, and a social exchange”


Where do choices to control emotion come from, and what are their consequences for long-term trajectories of experience and behavior? I will present recent work that uses measures of brain processes related to affect, control, and integrative value to predict i) lab-based choices to regulate negative emotion, and ii) durable change in health-relevant attitudes and behavior. In the third part of my talk, I will iii) present work that examines socially-interactive attempts to control emotion, providing evidence that their impact depends on interpersonal synchrony reflective of shared understanding. Overall, I will discuss how connecting neural data with real-world emotional and behavioral outcomes can deepen our mechanistic understanding of how emotion can be controlled and aid in the development of novel interventions.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 4:30pm
101 Peretsman Scully Hall
Hosted by: 
Zidong Zhao and Yeon Soon Shin
Princeton Neuroscience Institute
Neuroscience & Social Decision Making