Laura Martin

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  • Associate Research Professor

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Laura E. Martin, Ph.D., is an investigator, associate research professor at the KU School of Medicine, and associate director of the fMRI at the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center. Her research focuses on identifying neural mechanisms associated with health behaviors such as smoking and obesity. Her research utilizes functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine differences in prefrontal and limbic responses to rewarding stimuli (i.e. smoking cues, money, food-images, etc). In addition, her research examines the of role individual differences impulsivity in decision making and reward processing. As associate director of fMRI in the Hoglund Biomedical Imaging Center, she also has numerous ongoing collaborations areas of smoking cessation, obesity, social neuroscience, decision-making, resting state fMRI and neuroeconomics