Bio


Maia ten Brink is a first year Psychology graduate student in the Affective Science area working James Gross and Rachel Manber. She is a member of the Stanford Psychophysiology Lab. Her research training has focused broadly on social and emotional neuroscience, spanning topics including the role of social context in primate communication, the synchronization of neural activity between speakers during conversation, sleep's role in emotional reinforcement learning, face processing in girls with autism, and the role of childhood adversity in empathy. Her current research interests center on how sleep and fatigue interact with emotional, executive, and cognitive processes; developmental changes in emotion regulation; and understanding the neural processes underlying sleep symptoms across multiple forms of psychopathology in order to identify transdiagnostic elements.

Honors & Awards


  • Graduate Fellowship, National Science Foundation (2017)