In March, Dr. Teed presented a paper currently under review showing a series of null behavioral effects of oxytocin and vasopressin administration across a range of socioemotional tasks. More specifically, Dr. Teed described how he implemented equivalence and Bayesian hypothesis testing to examine the null effects. This was a very impressive invitation considering he was the only cognitive neuroscientist/non-statistician in the room.
Congratulations to the SCN Lab's Stejara Dinulescu who was awarded a Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholarship for the 2018-2019 Academic Year! This award will be used to examine data from our Social Sensitivity Study. Specifically, Stejara will be examining the association between self referential memory and empathic accuracy.
The SCN lab would like to welcome Dr. Adam Teed. Dr. Teed earned his PhD in Cognition and Neuroscience at The University of Texas at Dallas and recently completed a postdoc at the UTD Center for Brain Health. We are excited to have Dr. Teed join our lab due to his expertise in neuroimaging methods and analysis, as well as his previous work on the effects of oxytocin and vasopressin on neural activation associated with several complex social processes.
In April, Talha presented his interesting work showing a link between social anxiety and social cognitive impairment. In addition to attending the SAS conference, Talha was able check out the canals in Venice, the Santa Monica Pier, and most importantly, Dr. Tabak's favorite sushi restaurant: Sugarfish.
Dr. Tabak and the SCN Lab will receive funding from the Jerry M. Lewis, M.D. Mental Health Research Foundation for their project entitled, "Oxytocin as a Biomarker of Social Sensitivity and Interpersonal Functioning." Congratulations to the entire SCN Lab team!
Congratulations to the SCN Lab's Rachel Mumaw and Bret Arata who were awarded Hamilton Undergraduate Research Scholarships for the 2017-2018 Academic Year! These awards will be used to examine data from our Social Sensitivity Study. Rachel will be investigating the links between social anxiety and empathy, and Bret will be examining sensory sensitivity and empathy.
We are very excited to welcome our new doctoral student, Talha Alvi! Talha recently completed his Masters in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University and moved back to Dallas (his home town) to join the lab.
Dr. Tabak is a new assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at SMU!
Dr. Tabak and the Social and Clinical Neuroscience (SCN) Lab at Southern Methodist University invites applications from prospective graduate students for the Fall of 2017. This is a unique opportunity for students interested in obtaining a doctorate in clinical psychology while engaged in interdisciplinary biopsychological research.
Additional information about the clinical psychology doctoral program at SMU can be found here.
The Social and Clinical Neuroscience Lab is also recruiting undergraduate research assistants.