My research focuses on how
and why cognitive and affective/emotional
psychological processes interact in the ways they do. In particular, I concentrate
on how our underlying neural architecture gives rise to these interactions which
can vary in their functionality and adaptiveness. I exanine these processes in
contexts ranging from early object recognition to simple choices to deliberation
over difficult moral dilemmas, and evaluate their manifestation in the changes
that occur in peope's behavior, bodily states, and brain activity.