Jarrod Lewis-Peacock receives NIH grant

Dr. Jarrod Lewis-Peacock and his collaborator Dr. Marie Banich (University of Colorado) were awarded funding from the National Institute of Mental Health for their research project “Neural and Cognitive Mechanisms for Removing Emotional Information from Working Memory”.

This research seeks to investigate the mental processes and brain systems that enable people to purposefully remove emotional thoughts from their minds. The project will utilize neuroimaging of the brain in conjunction with cutting-edge computational techniques taken from computer science to assess how well individuals can remove specific thoughts from mind. This work has important implications for psychiatric disorders in which the ability to remove specific negative, intrusive, or maladaptive thoughts is compromised.