University of Georgia

Directed by Gregory P. Strauss, Ph.D.

Our Mission

The overarching goal of the Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Georgia is to conduct research on the mechanisms underlying symptoms of schizophrenia and factors that predict conversion to psychosis in at-risk youth. We aim to use the knowledge gained from these studies to develop novel interventions for psychiatric conditions. This type of work is considered translational research, as it relies on theoretical frameworks from the basic neuroscience literature and aims to translate basic research findings obtained with human participants into clinical practice.  

Lab Spotlight!

CAN Lab Research Assistant (and employee!) Hannah Chapman graduates with her BS in Psychology from UGA!

Recent News

08/07/2018: Dr. Strauss receives a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation to conduct a study that uses computational modeling to identify mechanisms underlying the emergence of psychotic disorders in youth with prodromal syndromes.


6/30/2018: CAN Lab Research Assistant Lauren Arnold accepts research coordinator poition at Medical University of South Carolina!


6/15/2018: CAN Lab has 7 posters and 1 talk accepted at the Society for Research in Psychopathology Conference.


05/15/2018: CAN lab RAs Lauren Arnold and Hannah Chapman graduate with Bachelors degrees in Psychology! 


05/03/2018: CAN Lab Grad student Ivan Ruiz defended his masters thesis!


04/15/2018: CAN Lab Grad Student Katie Visser receives prestigious UGA Dissertation fellowship for her work examining emotion regulation in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.