Mr Laith Alexander
My research focuses on the neurobiology of emotion and emotional regulation. In particular, I am interested in how prefrontal cortical regions (area 25 and 32) subserve the regulation of emotional states. Using sophisticated techniques in behavioural psychology, neuropharmacology and cardiovascular monitoring I am attempting to understand how dysfunctions in these regions 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)