Brian Knutson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
phone: 650-725-1876 (c/o Henedina Gonzales)
470 Jordan Hall
Stanford, CA 94305-2130
- My lab and I seek to elucidate the neural basis of emotion (affective neuroscience), and explore implications for decision-making (neuroeconomics) and psychopathology (neurophenomics).
- (Third-person): Brian Knutson is a
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Stanford University.
His research focuses on the neural basis of emotional
experience and expression. He investigates the topic with a number of
methods including self-report, measurement of nonverbal behavior,
comparative ethology, psychopharmacology, and neuroimaging. His
long-term goal is to understand the neurochemical and neuroanatomical
mechanisms responsible for emotional experience, and to explore the
implications of these findings for the assessment and treatment of
clinical disorders as well as for economic behavior. Knutson has
received Young Investigator Awards from the National Alliance for
Research on Schizophrenia and Depression and the American Psychiatric
Association, and is a fellow of the Academy for Behavioral Medicine
Research as well as the Association for Psychological Science.
He received BAs in experimental psychology and comparative religion from Trinity University, a PhD in experimental psychology from Stanford University, and has conducted postdoctoral research in affective neuroscience at UC-San Francisco and at the National Institutes of Health.
SPAN: Symbiotic Project on Affective Neuroscience
Fall 2016: Brain and Decision
Winter 2016: Predicting Aggregate Choice
Spring 2016: Affective Neuroscience