WE STUDY HOW THE MIND, BRAIN, AND BEHAVIOR CHANGE WHEN PEOPLE ADAPT AND COPE IN THE FACE OF TRAUMA AND ADDICTION AND HOW MINDFULNESS CAN ALLEVIATE HUMAN SUFFERING.

 WKU's Translational Neuroscience Laboratory (TNL) seeks a better understanding of how trauma exposure and co-occurring substance use affect human functioning and aims to develop a mindfulness-based intervention to effectively treat these psychological conditions.

 Specifically, we use a wide range of neurophysiological (e.g., fMRI, electroencephalography, electrocardiography, electrodermal activity, electromyography, and impedance cardiography), behavioral (e.g., cognitive tasks), and survey measurements and pursue converging evidence for how trauma and addiction affect discrete but closely interconnected human systems (e.g., neural, autonomic, cognitive, affective, and behavioral).

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