Our research is part of the emerging field of affective science.
Welcome to the Carolina Affective Science Lab at the University of North Carolina. We study the psychological and neural processes that give rise to the vast array of emotions that people experience in their own body and see in others throughout daily life. Our research demonstrates that emotional experiences and perceptions are the products of more basic psychological phenomena such as body changes, knowledge about emotion concepts, and attention. To address questions about emotion, we use diverse methods from social cognition, psychophysiology, and neuroimaging.
Learn more about specific projects by visiting our Research page or by browsing our Publications page.