Brian Knutson, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
phone: 650-725-1876 (c/o Renee Schumm)
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.
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. He is a fellow of the Academy for Behavioral Medicine
Research and the Association for Psychological Science, and his
research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National
Institutes of Health, and numerous private foundations.
SPAN: Symbiotic Project on Affective Neuroscience
Spring 2021: Affective Neuroscience
Spring 2021: Brain and Decision
Summer 2021: Neuroforecasting