Sonja Schmer-Galunder co-authors two publications

Ms. Sonja Schmer-Galunder is co-author of two forthcoming articles from her time at the Social, Affective and Cognitive Neuroscience laboratory at Columbia University. “Neural and genetic markers of vulnerability to post traumatic stress symptoms among survivors of the World Trade Center attacks” addresses the variability in the way people respond to trauma, in particular describing neural and genetic processes. The paper will appear in the journal of Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. Another paper entitled “Brain Mechanisms of Social Threat Effects on Working Memory” will appear in the prestigious journal Cerebral Cortex and looks at the effects of social evaluative threat and cortisol on working memory (WM), a core component of many important cognitive capabilities.