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

September 2021: Dr. Chiew will be reviewing applications to University of Denver’s Psychology PhD program this year for entrance Fall 2022. Information on our graduate program is available here.

We value the cultivation of a supportive and inclusive scientific training environment and particularly welcome applications from individuals from backgrounds historically underrepresented in science. If you have questions about the lab and our research, or are in need of an application fee waiver, please contact Dr. Chiew.