Dan Grupe, PhD

Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and
Center for Healthy Minds
901 University Bay Drive.
Madison, WI 53705

I am a psychology researcher at the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

I'm interested in how humans are able to adaptively prepare for future events in anticipation of their actual occurrence, particularly when faced with uncertainty about the future. My research focuses on how these adaptive anticipatory processes break down and contribute to the development of anxiety disorders, and what interventions may be most effective in combating maladaptive anticipation. I use a variety of tools in this work — including functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, peripheral psychophysiological methods, and behavioral and self-report measures — to paint a complete picture of individual differences in affective processing and the brain, both in healthy individuals and in clinical populations.