Neurocognitive Enhancement in a Vocational Services Program
This treatment research project is aimed at examining the utility of neurocognitive enhancement for individuals with mental disorders who are preparing to return to work. It is being conducted in collaboration with the Vocational Services team at the Frontenac Community Mental Health Centre.
- Neurocognitive Enhancement in Major Depressive Disorder
This project will examine the effects that neurocognitive training has on mood, cognition, and behaviour for individuals who have had a reduction in mood symptoms but persistent neurocognitive impairment. The study is funded by an internal grant from Queen’s University.
Speech Perception and Communication in Individuals with Auditory Hallucinations
In this study, a collaboration with Dr. Kevin Munhall in the Psychology Department at Queen's University, we are measuring receptive and productive speech mechanisms differences as a function of auditory hallucination status.
Emotion Expression Training in First Episode Psychosis
A reduction in the capacity to experience and expressing emotions is a hallmark feature of schizophrenia. In this project, led by Maya Gupta, M.Sc. candidate, we are performing a single-case, multiple baseline experimental design to test behavioural strategies for enhancing expression of emotions in individuals with a schizophrenia-spectrum disorder.
An evoked response potential examination of language processing
This project, part of Mike Levi's honour's thesis work, will examine the early neurophysiological responses during the presentations of stimuli that are a matched or mismatched in their content and prosody.
- Chronic Psychiatric Disorders: Linking Genes to Functional Disability
This study, led by Ann Pulver, ScD, at John’s Hopkins University and funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, examines the genetic correlates of cognitive and functional deficits in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Indecisiveness in Major Depressive Disorder
Indecisiveness is one of the hallmark symptoms of depression, yet little is understood about its causes and functional consequences. In this study, we are examining cognitive biases, neurocognitive impairments, and personality traits as predictors of indecision and delayed action. Further, we are examining the amount of additional variance in poor social functions explained by indecisiveness.