About Us

Emotions play a pervasive and vital role in our lives, coloring our everyday experience and influencing decisions large and small. Our research examines the evolutionary origins of emotions, their current structure, and how they affect psychological processes ranging from food selection to moral decision-making.

Much of our work focuses on disgust, an emotion that is both deeply rooted in biology and profoundly influenced by personal experience and culture. By better understanding disgust, we hope to shed new light on some of the most important issues in affective psychology, including how emotions are organized in the mind and brain, how they affect our attention and memory, and their role in our moral judgments.