Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

Abigail Kemalyan

Neurobehavioral Affective Control Training (N-ACT)

N-ACT is a training program aimed at developing and evaluating novel computer-based interventions to non-invasively target mechanisms underlying difficulties with emotion regulation. The main objective is to determine if the N-ACT program is effective at reducing symptoms of emotion-related impulsivity, and ultimately inform wider treatment options for individuals who dislike or do not respond to traditional psychotherapeutic interventions. Alongside the pilot N-ACT trials, I will also be assisting with the Attention, Impulsivity, Memory (AIM) study which seeks to understand how stress impacts attention and memory in real-time decision-making and the relationship between emotional and non-emotional cognitive processes.

Message To Sponsor

I am incredibly thankful for this award the opportunity to continue my work with the CALM Lab. I have learned so much through this apprenticeship and am thrilled to keep working over the summer. I look forward to continue contributing to this impactful research, and offer my heartfelt thanks to my mentors and award donors who made this possible.
Major: Molecular & Cell Biology
Mentor: Sheri Johnson and J.D. Allen, Psychology
Sponsor: Chandra Fund
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