Our lab utilizes behavioral, neuropharmacological, and electrophysiological tools to examine how the brain encodes and retains information over time. Current research projects are examining how the amygdaloid complex represents information about the identity, intensity, and significance of odors, and how these representations are modified through experience. The goal of this work is to gain better understanding of the functional organization of amygdaloid circuitry that supports sensory and affective processing in normal and dysfunctional states.

If you’re a Drew student interested in getting involved in research, feel free to contact Dr. Cousens at gcousens@drew.edu.