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Derek Isaacowitz

Derek Isaacowitz

Professor

Expertise:

  • Links between attention and emotion through adult lifespan

About Derek Isaacowitz

My lab investigates the links between attention and emotion throughout the adult lifespan. We are interested in how individuals of different ages, from the teens to the 90s, manage their own emotions and perceive emotions in others, and we try to understand the role of visual attention in producing age differences both in the regulation and perception of emotions.

We use a multi-method approach in our research on emotional development across the lifespan. We use eye tracking to measure gaze patterns towards emotional stimuli, as well as continuous mood measurement and various channels of psychophysiology to assess affective responses to those stimuli. We also employ various behavioral paradigms to assess emotion perception accuracy and attentional abilities.

Contact

Mailing Address:

125 NI (Nightingale Hall), Boston, MA 02111
Institutes, Labs & Research Centers
Affective Science Institute (ASI)
Psychology

The ASI is a nexus for collaboration, training, and the exchange of ideas for researchers, clinicians, and other professionals in affective science in and around New England.

Lifespan Emotional Development Lab (LEDlab)
Psychology

The Lifespan Emotional Development Lab (LEDlab) investigates the links between attention and emotion throughout the adult lifespan.

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