LAB NEWS

July 2020. New CANdiLab Preprint!

Dr. Shane recently posted a new preprint on psyArXiv: The Motivation to Empathize Scale – Indexing Virtuous and Nonvirtuous Motives to Empathize. The paper argues that empathy can manifest for both ‘virtuous’ and ‘nonvirtuous’ reasons, and introduces a new assessment scale that measures one’s tendency to empathize for both reason.

 

May 2020. New CANdiLab Publication!

CANdiLab PhD candidate Lindsay Groat is 1st author on a new publication with Dr. Shane, A Motivational Framework for Psychopathy: Toward a Reconceptualization of the Disorder, in which they argue that psychopathy may be best conceptualized as a disorder of motivation, rather than of emotional deficits. The article was published online in the most recent issue of European Psychologist, and is Lindsay’s first 1st author publication. Congrats Lindsay!

 

May 2020. PhD Candidate Will Denomme has been awarded a SSHRC-CGS-D!

Congratulations to Will Denomme, who has been awarded a prestigious SSHRC-CGS-D doctoral scholarship, valued at $60,000 over a 3-year period. In celebration, Will will now be responsible for supplying coffee and donuts to all lab meetings for the next 3 years. 😉

 

Apr 2020. Dr. Shane has been awarded an NSERC Discovery Grant to undertake multimodal data-driven evaluations of the neural circuitry underlying empathy!

Dr. Shane has been awarded a prestigious NSERC Discovery Grant to undertake multimodal data-driven evaluations of the neural circuitry underlying empathy. The award, which provides $140,000 over a 5-year period, will allow CANdiLab students to use cutting-edge machine learning approaches to better elucidate the structural, functional and resting-state brain systems underlying the ability to empathize. Exciting times indeed!

 

March 2020. New CANdiLab Publication!

CANdiLab PhD candidate William Denomme is 1st author on a new publication with Dr. Shane, which describes how withdrawal influences neural reactivity to food and drug cues in cocaine dependent individuals. The paper, now out in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, also examines the extent to which substance use severity and/or psychopathic traits relate to neural variation in cue-reactivity. The paper can be found here.