New York State Psychiatric Institute


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Back to August 2013 Liz Sacchi Ezra Smith Jürgen Kayser Lidia Wong Lindsey Casal-Roscum Jorge Alvarenga



The Psychophysiology Laboratory at New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI) has a long history of using electroencephalographic (EEG) measures of event-related brain potentials (ERPs) and behavioral measures of right-left brain asymmetry to study neurocognitive function in psychopathology. The most widely studied brain potential associated with cognitive function, the P3 component, was discovered by the founder of the laboratory, the late Samuel Sutton. The laboratory continues its studies of cognitive ERPs, quantitative EEG (qEEG), and behavioral measures of brain laterality in patients having depressive, schizophrenic, or anxiety disorders, while also addressing basic research questions of normal brain functioning with healthy populations. Over the last decades, emotional processing and autonomic reactivity (cardiac and bilateral electrodermal measures) and olfactory ERPs have been incorporated in the research agenda. The laboratory has active collaborations with other departments at Psychiatric Institute, including the Depression Evaluation Service, Anxiety Disorders Clinic, Clinical Psychobiology, Child Psychiatry, Translational Epidemiology, Substance Use, Neuroscience, and Developmental Psychobiology, within the US and in Europe.


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