Mana Ehlers

Mana completed a Master’s degree in Neuroscience in Germany before starting her PhD in Neuroscience at UBC. Her main research interest concerns individual differences in emotional processing. In particular, she is interested in investigating which role alterations in neurotransmitter systems play in attention, perception and learning of emotional content. She combines behavioural and neuroimaging methods (fMRI, PET) to study how genetically and environmentally based differences in the brain’s neurotransmitter and arousal systems affect how emotional associations are formed and expressed.