Institutions: McGill University, Centre de recherche de l’Hôpital Douglas, Department of Psychiatry
Research interests: Emotion; Fear conditioning; Computational modeling; Neurophysiology; fMRI; Attention; Neuroimaging; Neural networks
Jorge Armony conducts research on how the brain detects stimuli in the environment that may signal threat or danger, and how this mechanism interacts with other processes, such as consciousness, attention, and memory. He uses several state-of-the-art research techniques, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), behavioural and physiological measures (i.e. skin conductance and heart rate), as well as computational modeling. He has made significant contributions toward the understanding of psychiatric disorders involving dysfunctions of the fear system.