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Research Interests

The use of neuroscientific methods to examine order and disorder in the emotional brain. Specifically, the use of neurophysiology (electroencephalography, event-related potentials) and both structural and functional neuroimaging to study the neural mechanisms involved in approach (e.g., reward) and avoidance (e.g., threat, fear) emotional states, as well as the regulation of these emotions by the prefrontal cortex. The goal is to translate this research on the emotional brain to the investigation of neural mechanisms underlying emotional disorders, including depression, anxiety, and mania.

Education/Academic qualification

Clinical Psychology, PhD, University of Wisconsin

… → 2009

Clinical Psychology, MA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

… → 2003

Psychology, BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison

… → 1999

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Grants 2013 2022

Brain Diseases
Bipolar Disorder
Diagnostic Errors
Major Depressive Disorder
Brain Diseases
Bipolar Disorder
Diagnostic Errors
Major Depressive Disorder

Research Output 2005 2019

Cortical Morphometry in the Psychosis Risk Period: A Comprehensive Perspective of Surface Features

Damme, K. S. F., Gupta, T., Nusslock, R., Bernard, J. A., Orr, J. M. & Mittal, V. A., May 1 2019, In : Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging. 4, 5, p. 434-443 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Psychotic Disorders
Gyrus Cinguli
Temporal Lobe
Prodromal Symptoms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Emotional content impacts how executive function ability relates to willingness to wait and to work for reward

Damme, K. S. F., Kelley, N. J., Quinn, M. E., Glazer, J. E., Chat, I. K. Y., Young, K. S., Nusslock, R., Zinbarg, R. E., Bookheimer, S. & Craske, M. G., Jan 1 2019, In : Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Executive Function
Decision Making
Cost-Benefit Analysis

Evidence for a general factor of behavioral activation system sensitivity

Kelley, N. J., Kramer, A. M., Young, K. S., Echiverri-Cohen, A. M., Chat, I. K. Y., Bookheimer, S. Y., Nusslock, R., Craske, M. G. & Zinbarg, R. E., Apr 1 2019, In : Journal of Research in Personality. 79, p. 30-39 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Research Personnel
Inhibition (Psychology)
Bipolar Disorder
Circadian Rhythm
Immune System
1 Citation (Scopus)

Higher Peripheral Inflammatory Signaling Associated With Lower Resting-State Functional Brain Connectivity in Emotion Regulation and Central Executive Networks

Nusslock, R., Brody, G. H., Armstrong, C. C., Carroll, A. L., Sweet, L. H., Yu, T., Barton, A. W., Hallowell, E. S., Chen, E., Higgins, J. P., Parrish, T. B., Wang, L. & Miller, G., Jul 15 2019, In : Biological psychiatry. 86, 2, p. 153-162 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

African Americans