The Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Lab, directed by Professor Tor Wager, studies the neurophysiology of affective processes—pain, emotion, stress, and empathy—and how they are shaped by cognitive and social influences. We are interested in how thoughts, beliefs, and expectations affect the brain and body. We use a range of techniques, including fMRI, psychophysiology, EEG, pharmacology, and computational modeling of brain networks and behavior. We are also dedicated to developing models for the analysis and synthesis of functional neuroimaging data, especially fMRI, and open sharing of tools and scientific data.