Aria Petrucci

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Aria Petrucci, MA Student

I am a MA student in the Memory and Imagination Lab. My current research focuses on the ways that a sustained state of threat affects memory for neutral stimuli encountered in a virtual world (i.e., a computer-generated video game). In the future, I am interested in examining the neural mechanisms underlying emotional memory and the ways that emotional memory and its substrates are affected in clinical populations such as PTSD and depression.

Ballance, BC, Tuen, YJ, Petrucci, AS, Orwig, W, Safi, OK, Madan, CR, & Palombo, DJ (submitted). Imagining emotional events benefits future-oriented decisions.

Petrucci, AS, Palombo, DJ (submitted). A matter of time: How does emotion influence temporal aspects of remembering?