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