Tyrone Cannon named the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology

May 26, 2016 Tyrone Douglas Cannon, newly named as the Clark L. Hull Professor of Psychology, focuses his research on the interplay between psychological-level phenomena and neurobiological mechanisms as they relate to disturbances of perception, belief, motivation, and emotional processing in people with mental illness, principally schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Cannon directs the Clinical Neuroscience Laboratory in the Department of Psychology. The primary goals of the laboratory are to elucidate genetic, neural, and behavioral mechanisms underlying psychotic forms of mental illness — principally schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — and to develop effective intervention and prevention strategies targeting these mechanisms. The laboratory’s approaches include structural, functional, and metabolic brain imaging; neurocognitive assessment; and quantitative and molecular genetics. These approaches are applied in the context of twin studies, longitudinal developmental studies, birth…

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