Edward F. Pace-Schott

Harvard Medical School, USA


Edward F. Pace-Schott has an educational background that includes a B.A. degree in biology, an M.S. degree in oceanography and limnology, an M.A. degree in counseling psychology, and a Ph.D. degree in behavioral neuroscience. He currently serves as a Clinical Instructor in psychology at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He based at Massachusetts General Hospital, Charlestown, Mass. His addiction research has utilized repeated-measure assessments of sleep, attention, and executive function in cocaine-dependent individuals to study interactions of drug withdrawal, sleep, and cognition. His current research on the emotional regulatory function of sleep utilizes psychophysiological techniques in humans to investigate the effects of sleep on consolidation and generalization of extinction learning in experimental fear conditioning paradigms and exposure treatment for anxiety disorders. In the field of addiction, he is currently interested in research designed to produce extinction of appetitive conditioning that supports addictive behavior as well as addictive behavior in persons with comorbid anxiety disorders.

Biography Updated on 30 May 2012

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