Marianne Little works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at both the Clinical and Health Psychology and Psychonomics Departments. She currently investigates the underlying cognitive and neurobiological processes of EMDR therapy. Together with the B.S. and M.S. students she supervises, she works on optimizing the experimental lab model of EMDR and tries to challenge existing theories about the effectiveness of EMDR. On the June 1, 2012, she obtained her Ph.D. degree in cognitive processing biases in addiction at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Rotterdam, PA, Netherlands. Utilizing electroencephalography (EEG) techniques, she investigated characteristics of attentional and memory processes that have been shown to facilitate the detection of substance cues and have been argued to play a causal or perpetuating role in addiction. Because of her continuing interest in addiction, Little is currently developing a new line of research on (underlying mechanisms of) EMDR and substance dependence/ appetitive processes.
Biography Updated on 8 January 2013