Welcome to the University of Tulsa Psychophysiology Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience. The laboratory is directed by Jamie Rhudy, Ph.D., a licensed clinical psychologist, and professor in the TU Department of Psychology. Research in the laboratory broadly spans affective neuroscience, with a specific focus on the interface of emotion and pain processing. The laboratory uses various psychophysiological assessment techniques (e.g., electromyography, skin conductance, electrocardiography, electroencephalography) to assess pain, nociceptive responding, and other potentially related reactions (e.g., startle response). This research aims to identify mechanisms that contribute to and/or maintain chronic pain conditions and develop non-invasive methods for assessing individuals at risk of developing chronic pain.
With the current rise in coronavirus cases in Oklahoma and the United States, we are taking every precaution to keep our participants, students, and researchers safe. The PLAN has worked closely with the University of Tulsa and our research partners to develop a comprehensive safety protocol. Your safety is our top priority! If you have questions or concerns, please give us a call, and we can give you more information.
News and Awards
Erin and Parker, two of our graduate students, recently passed the clinical program’s prestigious written comprehensive exams! Our students received the highest distinction of passing this exam with honors, meaning they achieved exemplary scores. Congratulations!
Beth, Yvette, Edward, Cassie all accepted prestigious post-doc positions! After completing their dissertation defenses, these students will commit to post-doctoral training, focusing primarily on clinical and research duties to refine their skills. At the same time, they prepare to become licensed psychologists. The interview process is competitive, and we are so proud of our students!
Oklahoma’s own News on 6 recently highlighted our work on the News! See our principal investigator and laboratory director, Dr. Jamie Rhudy, and Erin (graduate student in the doctoral program) discuss our studies and give some tips on how to manage pain at home! Watch here: https://www.newson6.com/story/40937015/university-of-tulsa-searches-chronic-pain-cure
Natalie’s most recent work was highlighted by the University of Tulsa’s Arts and Sciences Department. To see more about her work and watch her first interview, check out the article here: https://artsandsciences.utulsa.edu/trauma-sexual-assault/?fbclid=IwAR3rMp9hxPWS3g8Tko2PPguE3gq7f9CXdMIDcpnN0VzyoxhYQzxVJH42QXM
Dr. Jamie Rhudy was awarded the inaugural University of Tulsa’s Outstanding Researcher Award! This award was only awarded to 3 faculty members out of the entire university! Dr. Rhudy’s dedication to excellence and history of integrity in research speaks to his work ethic and mentorship.