Our Team

Dr. Matthew S. Shane, CANdiLab 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

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Graduate Students

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Femi Carrington

Femi completed his B.A. in psychology from Carleton University in Ottawa. His master’s thesis focuses on the physiological measurement of empathy and whether psychopathic traits influence one’s propensity to empathize. His research interests also include the relationship between empathy, altruism, and aggression, as well as using neuromodulation techniques to increase empathic responses, such as experience sharing.”

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Isabelle Simard

Isabelle obtained her B.Sc. and M.Sc. in psychology at the University of Montreal. Her M.Sc. work focused on the neural correlates underpinning reasoning in autistic individuals. Her Ph.D. dissertation work focuses on identifying neural markers of offenders in resting-state activity, and the influence of psychopathic traits and substance use in the manifestation of these markers. She is also interested in the neurodevelopmental impacts of incarceration through adolescence and adulthood.

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.Lindsay Groat

Lindsay completed her B. Sc (hons) at Queen’s University in 2015. From there, she started her Ph.D. at Ontario Tech University. Lindsay’s research focuses on understanding the processing of empathy in antisocial individuals. In particular, she is interested in the possibility that individuals with heightened antisocial characteristics may be capable of increased empathy if motivated to do so. In her free time Lindsay likes to read books, go for walks and play video and board games.

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