The research conducted in the Neuroscience of Emotion and Thought (NET) Lab, directed by Dr. Jessica Andrews-Hanna, is centered on understanding the mysteries of our inner mental lives – the thoughts, memories, feelings and emotions that make use unique as individuals.  We explore these topics across levels of brain and behavior, drawing on techniques including functional MRI, psychophysiology, and mobile experience sampling in daily life.  We study internally-guided cognition in young and older adults, and in healthy individuals as well as those suffering from mental health disorders.  Our ultimate goal is to help people harness the beneficial aspects of internally-guided cognition and live happier, healthier lives.


In January 2017, lab director Jessica Andrews-Hanna will be re-locating to Tucson to start a faculty position in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science at the University of Arizona.  Although she is sad to leave her wonderful colleagues at the University of Colorado Boulder, she is excited about the new opportunities that await at UA!  If you are interested in working in the NET lab in beautiful sunny Tucson, please contact Jessica.  The Psychology graduate program opens October 15

and closes Dec 1.