UNCG Campus Weekly

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Dr. Michael Kane, Dr. Thomas Kwapil and Dr. Paul Silvia (Psychology) have received a three-year, $418,500 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to examine cognitive “executive functions” in laboratory and daily-life contexts. Executive functions — the brain mechanisms allowing for self-regulation of behavior, emotion and thought — vary in effectiveness from person to person and are disrupted in many mental-health disorders, including AD/HD and schizophrenia. The proposed research will advance the basic science of executive functions as well as illuminate the role that individual differences in executive function play in schizotypy, a collection of personality characteristics that significantly predict risk for developing schizophrenia and a variety of daily-life impairments.