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Wager, Tor Dessart Professor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. Wager's mission is to investigate the brain pathways that underlie the generation and regulation of pain and emotion. One line of work concerns how cognitive and motivational factors influence the way in which painful stimuli and other aversive events are processed in the brain and body. Two related lines of work involve developing biomarkers for pain and emotion, and studying the roles of conceptual knowledge and learning in pain perception and avoidance behavior. A fourth line of work investigates the cortical-subcortical circuits involved in social evaluative threat.

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • NRSC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • NRSC 4015 Affective Neuroscience (Spring 2019)
  • NRSC 4841 Independent Study in Neuroscience (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 6841 Independent Study (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2019)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • CSCI 3702 Cognitive Science (Fall 2018)
  • LING 3005 Cognitive Science (Fall 2018)
  • NRSC 4841 Independent Study in Neuroscience (Fall 2018)
  • PHIL 3310 Cognitive Science (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 3005 Cognitive Science (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 6841 Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 6951 Master's Thesis (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Fall 2018)
  • PSYC 6841 Independent Study (Summer 2018)
  • NRSC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • NRSC 4841 Independent Study in Neuroscience (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 4011 Senior Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 4841 Independent Study (Upper Division) (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 6841 Independent Study (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 6951 Master's Thesis (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 7215 Seminar: Experimental Psychology (Spring 2018)
  • PSYC 8991 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)

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