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Matthew Hilimire

Associate Professor

Office: Integrated Science Center, Room 1091
Phone: 757-221-3895
Email: [[mrhilimire]]
CV: {{,pdf}}

Educational Background
  • 2012, Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Cognition & Brain Science
  • 2008, M.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Experimental Psychology
  • 2005, B.A., Cum Laude, State University of New York at Geneseo, Mathematics & Psychology
Research Interests

My main focus in research combines psychophysical and neuroimaging (event-related brain potentials) techniques to investigate neural mechanisms of visual attention. Much of my work has focused on the mechanisms of localized attentional interference.

 I am also interested in emotion perception and emotion regulation. How do we perceive emotional facial expressions? How do we regulate our emotions? Are some strategies better than others? How does social information influence emotion regulation? My research has tackled these questions among others.

 Recently, I have also been investigating sub-threshold psychotic experiences. I have particularly been interested in the relationship between these experiences and suicidal thoughts or behaviors. I am also beginning to look at the relationships between psychotic experiences and visual attention and emotion regulation.