Translational Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab

Director: Bryan Denny, Ph.D.

The Translational Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (T-SCAN) Lab is located in the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University and is directed by Bryan Denny. The T-SCAN Lab seeks to understand how we experience and regulate emotions, how we can become better emotion regulators, and how changes in emotion regulation impact mental and physical health in both healthy and clinical populations. The lab takes a multi-method approach in addressing these questions in studies conducted both inside and outside the lab, examining converging relationships among emotional experience, behavior, and physiology, including peripheral psychophysiology and brain activity measured via functional neuroimaging.

The lab is located in the Rice University BioScience Research Collaborative, an innovative research space bridging Rice University and the Texas Medical Center. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies occur at the Core for Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Baylor College of Medicine.