Mara Mather

Special guest

Mara Mather is a Professor of Gerontology and Psychology at the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on brain systems that regulate physiological and emotional arousal, how they affect attention, memory and decision making, and how these relationships change in aging. She has received the Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology from the American Psychological Association, a National Institutes of Health K02 Career Development award, an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship and a Max Planck Sabbatical Award. Her research on emotion-cognition interactions and how they change in aging has been funded continuously by a series of grants from the National Institutes of Health. Her current NIH-funded projects focus on the role of norepinephrine in age-related change in cognition and on how heart rate variability biofeedback can enhance function of the brain’s emotion regulation networks. She received her Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from Princeton University and completed her undergraduate degree and postdoctoral training at Stanford University.

Mara Mather has been a guest on 1 episode.