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Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D.

Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D.

Department Director
Emotional Brain Institute

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Joseph LeDoux is the director of the Emotional Brain Institute (EBI) and is also a University Professor, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Science, Professor of Neural Science and Psychology, and Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU/Langone School of Medicine. His research is focused on the relation between emotion and memory, and his main laboratory is in the Center for Neural Science at NYU. LeDoux's books, The Emotional Brain and Synaptic Self, have been translated into numerous languages and are used to guide researchers and clinicians in their efforts to understand and treat emotions. His latest book is Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety. Dr. LeDoux's work at NYU and the EBI aims to build on his past research using animal models to unlock the secrets of emotions, especially fear and anxiety.