Jordan Hall, Building 420 Room 470
My primary interest is in the neural basis of emotion. I believe that a certain class of neurotransmitters (the biogenic amines) can powerfully modulate emotional experience at specific brain locations. I have addressed this topic with progressively more intricate methods including self-report, measurement of nonverbal behavior, comparative ethology, psychopharmacology, and functional brain imaging. My long-term goal is to understand the neurochemical and neuroanatomical mechanisms responsible for emotional experience and to explore the implications of these findings for the assessment and treatment of clinical disorders of affect and addiction, as well as economic behavior.
Brian is an affiliate of The School of Medicine The Human Biology Program Bio-X The Center for Health Policy The Stanford Center for Longevity The Symbolic Systems Program The d.school The Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education The Stanford Neuroscience Program The Mind, Brain, and Computation Program The Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources