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Harlan M. Fichtenholtz, PhD


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Harlan M. Fichtenholtz, PhD

Harlan M. Fichtenholtz, PhD


Health Science Specialist

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Academic Appointment

  • Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Associate Research Scientist


  • Yale School of Medicine, Departments of Psychiatry & Psychology, Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008
  • Duke University, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, PhD, 2006
  • Oberlin College, Psychology and Judaic & Near East Studies, BA, 1999

Expertise and Interests

  • Electrophysiological correlates of emotional processing in PTSD
  • Cognitive/Affective interactions
  • Cognitive Neuroscience of Emotion

Membership in Professional Societies

  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Selected Publications

Fichtenholtz, H. M. & LaBar, K. S. (2011). Emotion and visuospatial attention. In: G. R. Mangun (Ed.), Neuroscience of Attention: Attentional Control and Selection (pp. 250-265). New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc.

Ebner, N.C., He, Y., Fichtenholtz, H. M., McCarthy, G., & Johnson, M. K. (2011). Electrophysiological correlates of processing faces of younger and older individuals. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 526-535. doi:10.1093/scan/nsq074

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