Biological, Cognitive, Health & Mental Health, Social-Emotional
Life Phases: Adolescence/Emerging Adulthood
My research interests focus on the development of brain systems supporting inhibitory control and emotion regulation in adolescence and young adulthood. Specifically, I am interested in functional connectivity deficiencies within at-risk adolescent populations, which can be explored using multivariate modeling techniques of resting-state fMRI. Currently, I am using longitudinal fMRI data to understand the developmental trajectories of brain systems which subserve appraisal of emotion, motivation, and cognitive control.
Luna, B., Marek, S., Larsen, B., Tervo-Clemmens, B., Chahal, R. (2015). An integrative model of the maturation of cognitive control [REVIEW]. Annual Review of Neuroscience, Vol. 38, 151-170.
Manuscripts in preparation:
Hallquist, M.N., Chahal, R. Effortful control, executive inhibition, and personalty dysfunction: Bridging temperament, neurocognition, and psychopathology. Manuscript in prepration
Hawes, S.W., Chahal, R., Hallquist, M.N., Paulsen, D.J., Luna, B. Risk, reward, and brain function: Examining associations with development and sensation-seeking behavior: Manuscript in preparation.
Chahal, R., & Hallquist, M.N., (2014, June). Deficits in inhibitory control are associated with traits of personality dysfunction. Poster presented at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Research Conference. Pittsburgh, PA
Chahal, R., Foran, W., Ponting, A., & Luna, B., (2013, June). Incentive influence on cognitive control in development. Poster presented at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic Research Conference. Pittsburgh, PA
Chahal, R., Stankevich, B., & Geng, J., (2012, June). Prioritization of attention based on reward. Poster presented at UC Davis Undergraduate Research Conference. Davis, CA