Welcome to the UNC Chapel Hill Neurocognition and Imaging Research Lab (UNC NIRL)!

Our lab is interested in examining the functional anatomy of attention and information selection in the healthy human brain, and how these neural circuits breakdown in schizophrenia and other neuropsychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders. Our studies utilize multimodal neuroimaging techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging, scalp-recorded event-related potentials and behavioral neurocognitive testing batteries.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship: The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (www.cidd.unc.edu) invites applications for postdoctoral leadership training in psychology. The CIDD is home to three core federal training initiatives which offer clinical and research opportunities: University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD); Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND); and the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC).

  • T32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program – 2019: The University of North Carolina, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (UNC-CIDD) is seeking fellows for a postdoctoral research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this program emphasizes research training in both the biological basis and clinical manifestations of neurodevelopmental disorders. Both clinical and basic science research opportunities are available.

Currently Recruiting Subjects For:

CogNiT Study

Do you want to participate in schizophrenia research?
Stress plays a vital role in the onset of psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia. The goals of our study are to investigate how stress impacts activity in certain parts of the brain that are known to be affected by schizophrenia.

 


Read our latest publications

Publications

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

The Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (www.cidd.unc.edu) invites applications for postdoctoral leadership training in psychology. The CIDD is home to three core federal training initiatives which offer clinical and research opportunities: … Continued

T32 Post-Doctoral Research Training Program – 2019

The University of North Carolina, Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities (UNC-CIDD) is seeking fellows for a postdoctoral research training program in neurodevelopmental disorders. Funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), this program emphasizes research training … Continued

Jordan Feldman selected as Morehead-Cain Scholar

Congratulations Jordan! More info on the Morehead-Cain Scholars Program can be found here: Morehead-Cain Scholars

CogNiT Research on Biological Stress Response Presented at CUR

Adelaide Zhao presented a NIRL/CogNiT research poster titled “Changes in the Biological Stress Response Through Adolescence” at the 2018 UNC Celebration of Undergraduate Research. Abstract: A heightened physiological stress response can cause cell damage and an aberrant alteration of the … Continued