Mr Laith Alexander
My research focuses on the neurobiology of emotion and emotional regulation. In particular, I am interested in how connectivity between prefrontal cortical regions (area 25, 32 and 14) and subcortical structures (hippocampus and amygdala) subserves the regulation of emotional states. Using sophisticated techniques in behavioural psychology, neuropharmacology and cardiovascular monitoring I am attempting to understand how dysfunctions in this circuitry contribute to the core aspects of Major Depressive Disorder: enhanced 'negative' emotion (low mood and anxiety) and reduced 'positive' emotion (anhedonia).
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Positron Emission Tomography (PET)