Dr. Matthew S. Shane, Director

Dr. Matthew S. Shane uses behavioural, physiological and neuroimaging techniques to characterize cognitive and emotional processes in healthy and clinical individuals. Focused predominantly on antisocial populations, Dr. Shane’s current research focuses on the extent to which neural responses underlying emotional processes may be amenable to voluntary control. This work has helped characterize the neurocognitive abilities of substance abusers and psychopathic individuals. When he’s not directing the lab, he can be found walking his dog, sweating over Sudoku, or playing non-contact hockey



Director, CANdiLab

Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Oshawa, ON, Canada

Work phone: (905) 721-5698
Work email: matthew.shane@uoit.ca


Professional Experience

Social Science and Humanities, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON

  • Tenure-track faculty position with full teaching responsibilities (2:2 load)
  • Initiating research laboratory incorporating social, cognitive and neurocognitive mediums
  • Full service load including capacity on graduate admissions, participant pool coordinator, etc.

The Mind Research Network, Albuquerque, NM

  • PI on four NIH-funded awards (1RO1, active; 3 R21s, completed in 2013)
  • Managing an active neuroimaging laboratory focused on cognitive/emotional functioning in antisocial populations
  • Supervising University of New Mexico students at the undergraduate, graduate and post-doctoral level

Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Hartford, CT

  • Learned MRI techniques and analysis
  • Analyzed data; contributed to research dissemination and publication

Articles and Manuscripts

  1. Shane, M.S., & Weywadt, C.R. (in press). Voluntary modulation of anterior cingulate response to negative feedback. PLoS One, XX, XX-XX.
  2. *Cope, L., Shane, M.S., Segall, J., Stevens, M., Pearlson, G., & Kiehl, K.A., (2012). Examining the effect of psychopathic traits on gray matter volume in a community substance abuse sample. Psychiatric Research: Neuroimaging, 91-100.
  3. Posse, S., Ackley, E., Mutihac, R., Rick, J., Shane, M.S., Murray-Krezan, C., et al. (2012). Enhancement of temporal resolution and BOLD sensitivity in real-time fMRI using multi-slab echo-volumar imaging. NeuroImage, 61, 115-130.
  4. Harenski, C.L., Harenski, K.A., Shane, M.S., & Kiehl, K.A. (2012). Neural development of mentalizing in moral judgment from adolescence to adulthood. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 162-173
  5. Mayer, A.R., Teshiba, T.M., Franco, A.R., Ling, J., Shane, M.S., Stephen, J.M, & Jung, R.E. (2012). Modeling conflict and error in the medial frontal cortex. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2843-2855.

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