Day to day, we make countless decisions that influence our health, from how physically active we are to what we eat and drink. As part of my PhD, I research what the brain can tell us about how we make these decisions, sometimes unconsciously, and especially in response to media and social influences.
To pursue these questions, I combine fMRI, survey methods, intensive-longitudinal data sampling (EMA) and network analysis techniques.
Below you can find some of my projects.
Manuscripts in progress
Jovanova, M., Lydon-Staley, D., Parelman J., O’Donnell, M.B., Pandey, P., Kang, Y., Bassett D., Falk, E.B. Default mode and salience brain network integration during messaging predicts health behavior change.
Jovanova, M., Dore, B., Lydon-Staley, D., Stanoi, O., Cooper, N., Kang, Y., Helion C., Mucha P., Oschner, K., Bassett., B., Falk, E.B. A smartphone-based intervention: Using mindfulness and perspective-taking to reduce drinking.
Cosme D., Jovanova, M, Doré, B. P., Lydon-Staley, D., & Falk, E. B. Alcohol cue reactivity during lab neuroimaging task and its relationship with daily life alcohol consumption.
Cosme, D., Doré, B. P., Helion, C., Kang, Y., Cooper, N., Jovanova, M, Lydon-Staley, D., Ochsner, K., & Falk, E. B. Effects of mindfulness and perspective-taking on alcohol craving and brain activity in a lab neuroimaging task.