Thank you for exploring
the possibility of becoming a research participant. The Social Cognitive
Neuroscience Laboratory conducts behavioral and functional magnetic
resonance imaging (fMRI) studies. Behavioral studies are conducted here in
the Psychology Department located on the third floor of Schermerhorn
Hall on the main Columbia campus (note that the main entrance is on the
fourth floor of the building, which means that we're located one floor
below). fMRI studies are conducted in the functional
imaging lab directed by Joy Hirsch located in the lower level of the Neurological Institute
of New York on the Columbia
medical school campus. If you're interested in participating in brain
imaging study please e-mail Professor Kevin Ochsner, and we will get
back to you with information about current studies.
an Undergraduate Research Assistant
Thank you for exploring
the possibility of becoming involved in the Social Cognitive Neuroscience
Laboratory. The success of this laboratory depends heavily upon the
involvement of bright and motivated undergraduates and recent graduates,
and we welcome your interest in this research and teaching laboratory.
Our ongoing research
projects explore the relationships between brain systems and emotional,
self-reflective, self-regulatory, and social cognitive processes. To learn
more about specific research projects, please visit the research page.
As a research assistant
in the lab, you may have the opportunity to participate in and learn about
various phases of the research cycle. Depending on when you become
involved, and the duration of your involvement, you may play an essential
role in the initial planning and design of studies, recruitment of
participants, collection and analysis of data, and preparation of data for
presentation and publication. Undergraduate research assistants may also
participate in the lab for credit, and develop independent research
projects as well.
If all of this sounds
intriguing, please contact Professor Kevin Ochsner to arrange an interview.
He may be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Thank you for your interest! We look forward to talking with you.
a Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Fellow
Graduate students join
the Social Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory via the doctoral program in
psychology, and may seek admission to the program through either the Social
or Cognitive areas of specialization. Postdoctoral fellows join the Social
Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory by making arrangements directly with
Professor Kevin Ochsner.