Translational Research in Cognitive and Affective Mechanisms

The goal of our laboratory is to provide a deeper understanding of our everyday thought processes and of how those processes go awry in mental illness and addiction. The ultimate purpose of this research is to reduce suffering in the world. To achieve this goal, the TRiCAM laboratory uses methods from experimental psychology, neuroimaging and genetics to explore how thought and emotion work together in framing our experience of the world.

The TRiCAM laboratory has three programs of research.

There are a few ways to get involved: join the lab as a graduate student, as an undergraduate student, or participate as a study participant!

General Inquiries

If you have any general inquiries about the TRiCAM lab or our research, please contact Naomi Skarsgard at