Welcome to the website of the Affect, Motivation & Action (AMA) lab.
Research in the AMA lab aims to understand the influence of affect, motivation, and stress on goal-directed behavior, in particular cognitive control and decision making.
The studies we do typically combine behavioral measures with a wide variety of methods including neuroimaging (EEG, functional and structural MRI), physiology (pupil dilation and cardiovascular measures), and facial EMG. More recently we also started to study the neurochemical (endorphin-mediated) and neuroendocrine mechanisms that underlie the interactions between affect, stress, and cognitive control.
For an overview of the current research themes, please see our research page.
Dr. Henk van Steenbergen
Institute of Psychology
2333 AK Leiden
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