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.  

Student Spotlight!

CAN Lab undergraduate student Lauren Arnold (left)  receives prestigious UGA Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities fellowship to conduct electrophysiological and psychophysiological research on youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.

Recent News

11/02/2017: Dr. Strauss received a new grant to study reward processing in youth at clinical high-risk for psychosis.


10/01/2017: Dr. Strauss and collaborator Dr. Brian Miller of Augusta University received a new grant to study inflammation and reward processing in schizophrenia.


9/16/17: CAN Lab presented research at the Society for Research in Psychopathology


8/14/2017: Can Lab welcomes its new clinical psychology PhD student Lisa Bartolomeo.


7/01/2017: CAN Lab welcomes new employees, Ian Raugh and Hannah Chapman.