Welcome! We are a cognitive and affective neuroscience lab directed by Dr. Kimberly Chiew in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver.

We investigate the psychological and neural mechanisms by which motivation and affect influence human cognition and behavior, with a specific focus on cognitive control and episodic memory processes.

We use a combination of methods, including behavioral paradigms, psychophysiological measures, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), and video analysis of behavior, to investigate these relationships in both laboratory and naturalistic settings.

August 2019: The MAC lab will be reviewing graduate applications for entry Fall 2020. Information on DU Psychology’s PhD program is available here. Interested candidates are encouraged to email Dr. Chiew. We value the cultivation of a diverse and inclusive research training environment and particularly encourage women and underrepresented minorities to apply. Applications are due December 1, 2019.