Director: Virginia Sturm, Ph.D.
UCSF Memory and Aging Center
Sandler Neurosciences Center
675 Nelson Rising Lane, Suite 190
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-8618
Fax: (415) 476-0213
The Clinical Affective Neuroscience (CAN) Laboratory is located in the Memory and Aging Center at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is affiliated with the UCSF Center for Psychophysiology and Behavior (CPB). We are interested in identifying the neural bases of emotion and social behavior. We use multiple methods from basic emotion research (e.g., psychophysiology, facial behavior, and self-reported experience) to quantify emotion in healthy individuals and those with neurological and psychiatric illnesses. By combining laboratory-based autonomic and behavioral measures with structural and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging, we examine how neurodegeneration of neural systems gives rise to changes in emotion and social functioning.