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 

DLab Student Passes Qualifying Exam!

Matt Moore has successfully passed his qualifying examination - Congratulations, Matt!

Successful PhD Defense by DLab Student!

Alex Iordan has successfully defended his PhD dissertation - Way to go, Alex!! Everybody is invited to the after-party ;-)

DLab in the News!

Paper showing that positive distraction provides benefits to executive performance compared to negative distraction ("Brain Activity and Network Interactions Linked to Valence-Related Differences in the Impact of Emotional Distraction"), published in Cerebral Cortex, receives media attention - see the links below for some of the echoes; download the advance access paper from here.