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Dr. Paul Silvia

Photo of Dr. Paul SilviaDr. Paul Silvia (Psychology) received a competitive renewal in funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) for the project “Anhedonia and Cardiac Autonomic Effort Deficits in MDD in the Lab and Daily Life.” Anhedonia—diminished pleasure from normally rewarding activities—is a cardinal feature of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and other disorders involving the broader RDoC Positive Valence Systems domain. Recent research has emphasized how motivational factors, such as the processing and weighting of rewards and incentives, underlie depressive anhedonia. This project will introduce several significant innovations in methodology.