Academic Appointments

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Our research focus on understanding interoception, which is the sense of the physiological condition of the body. This includes our abilities to feel hungry or satiated, to sense heightened blood pressure and heart rate during stress and pain. We study how different modalities of interoceptive senses are represented in the normal brain, and how these representation changes during the development of mental disorders, including depression, drug abuse and chronic pain.

2015-16 Courses

Stanford Advisees