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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