Welcome to the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab!

We are a team of researchers based at the Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield. The lab is directed by Dr Liat Levita.

The goal of the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Lab is to examine the factors that underlie mental health and well-being throughout development, including during the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

We aim to find out why some people are more likely to develop mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, and engage in risky behaviours. To help us answer these questions, we look at the development of brain activity, emotion and behaviour in children, adolescents and adults.

Our lab uses a variety of research methods, including questionnaires and laboratory-based experimental studies, as well as cross-sectional and longitudinal designs. We adopt a multifaceted approach to assess the development of brain activity, behaviour and emotion, including brain imaging, physiological recordings, self-report measures and computer tasks.

Find out about taking part in our research.