The research conducted in the Neuroscience of

Emotion and Thought (NET) Lab, directed by Dr. Jessica

Andrews-Hanna at the University of Arizona, is centered on understanding

the mysteries of our inner mental lives – the thoughts, memories, feelings and emotions

that make us unique as individuals.  We explore these topics across levels of brain and behavior, drawing on techniques including functional MRI, psychophysiology, and mobile experience sampling in daily life. We study internally-guided cognition in young and older adults, and in healthy individuals as well as those suffering from mental health challenges. Ultimately, we hope our research will help people harness the beneficial aspects of internally-guided cognition and live   happier, healthier lives.


The NET Lab is currently recruiting grad students for Fall 2023.

If you are interested in working in the NET lab,

please contact Jessica Andrews-Hanna.