Kristen Lindquist

Kristen Lindquist

Assistant Professor

Research Interests
Emotion, Affective Neuroscience, fMRI

My research assesses the fundamental processes that contribute to human emotions. In particular, I'm interested in how basic affective responses, concept knowledge, and attention combine to produce experiences and perceptions of emotions such as anger, disgust, fear, joy, pride, etc. Essential to this research is an understanding of how distributed brain networks support more basic psychological processes and how those networks combine to produce instances of emotions. My laboratory uses neuroimaging, measurements of peripheral physiology (cardiac impedance, skin conductance, facial electromyography), and social cognitive methods to unearth the basic psychological and biological processes underlying human emotions.


Recent Publications

Lindquist, K.A. (in press). Emotions emerge from more basic psychological ingredients: A modern psychological constructionist approach. Emotion Review.

Lindquist, K.A., & Barrett, L.F. (2012). A functional architecture of the human brain: Emerging insights from the science of emotion. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 16, 533-540

Lindquist, K.A., Wager, T.D., Kober, H., Bliss-Moreau, E., & Barrett, L.F. (2012). The brain basis of emotion: A meta-analytic review. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 35, 121-143.

Oosterwijk, S., Lindquist, K.A., Anderson, E., Dautoff, R., Moriguchi, Y. & Barrett, L.F. (2012). States of mind: Emotions, body feelings, and thoughts share distributed neural networks. NeuroImage, 62, 2110-2128