Paper on Amygdala Volume, Neuroticism, and Anxiety Accepted for Publication.

Paper by Yifan Hu and colleagues "Smaller amygdala volume and increased neuroticism predict anxiety symptoms in healthy subjects: A volumetric approach using manual tracing" has been accepted for publication in Neuropsychologia.

New Review Paper on Emotional Episodic Memory Accepted for Publication.

Paper by Florin Dolcos and colleagues "Emerging Directions in Emotional Episodic Memory" has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Psychology: Emotion Science.

DLab in the News!

Paper identifying the role of ethnic and gender differences in the evaluation of nonverbal behavior during social interaction ("When nonverbal greetings “make it or break it”: The role of ethnicity and gender differences in the effect of handshake on social appraisals"), published online in Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, receives generous media attention - see the links below for some of the echoes; download the advance access paper from here.

Paper on Gender and Ethnicity in Nonverbal Behavior Published.

Paper by Katsumi and colleagues "When Nonverbal Greetings 'Make it or Break it': The Role of Ethnicity and Gender Differences in the Effect of Handshake on Social Appraisals" was published online in Journal of Nonverbal Behavior. Down-load it from here.

Dolcos Lab Undergraduate Student Wins Summer Award!

Chen (Amanda) Shen, an undergraduate research assistant in the Dolcos lab, has been selected as the recipient of this year's Laura Bolton Research Development Award presented by the Psychology Department at the University of Illinois. Congratulations, Amanda!

Dolcos Lab Student Awarded Prestigious Fellowship!

Matt Moore has been selected as a 2017 Beckman Institute Graduate Fellow. Congratulations, Matt!

New Dolcos Lab Paper on Brain, Anxiety, & Negative Affective Bias Accepted for Publication.

Paper by Yifan Hu and Sanda Dolcos “Trait Anxiety Mediates the Link between Inferior Frontal Cortex Volume and Negative Affective Bias in Healthy Adults” has been accepted for publication in Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN). See the link below for a recent feature of this work in the Illinois News Bureau.

DLab Student Passes Qualifying Exam!

Yifan Hu has successfully passed her qualifying exam - Great job, Yifan!

DLab Student Passes Preliminary Exam!

Matt Moore has successfully passed his preliminary examination - Way to go, Matt!

New Media Echoes About DLab Research.

Research linking optimism, orbitofrontal cortex, and anxiety ("Optimism and the Brain: Trait Optimism Mediates the Protective Role of the Orbitofrontal Cortex Gray Matter Volume against Anxiety"), published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, was recently featured in the Academic Minute. Down-load the paper from