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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

Psychological Sciences

Emotion and Cognitive Control Lab

Emotion and Cognitive Control Laboratory

The Emotion and Cognitive Control Lab investigates the behavioral and neural mechanisms underlying emotion-cognition interactions. Our current projects focus on the manner in which emotion can enhance or impair cognition (and vice versa) in normal functioning individuals, clinical populations, and older adults.


We use a variety of research methods including cognitive tasks, questionnaires, and event-related brain potentials (ERP) to examine affective and cognitive processes. 


If you are a WKU student and interested volunteering as a research participant, check the WKU Study Board online to see what experiments are listed. 

Looking for research experience? Contact Dr. Brandy Tiernan ( if you are interested in becoming a research assistant in the Emotion and Cognitive Control Lab.


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 Last Modified 9/24/14