Cognitive Neuroscience Doctoral Student

Vanessa Rivera

Graduate Student, Cognitive Neuroscience


I graduated from Marquette University in 2016 and joined the REMEDY group as an affiliate member (with primary membership in the Mattfeld lab) in 2020. My research is centered on the neurobiological mechanisms underlying negative overgeneralization in children and adolescents with anxiety, and includes a broader interest in how neural circuits go awry, thereby affecting emotion control and memory. The long-term goal is to bridge neuroscience and clinical approaches to detect early disruptions in neurodevelopment that could contribute to neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Center for Children and Families
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street, AHC4 458
MIami, FLĀ 33199