Summer 2013 - 2015 Research Internships in
Hojooba’ bee la’ hooniil,
Undergraduate Research into the Social Psychophysiology of Compassion

Faculty Research Projects:

Chad Woodruff is a Cognitive Neuroscientist who uses neuroimaging techniques (primarily EEG) to investigate social and cognitive processes. Dr. Woodruff has had extensive experience as a graduate student, post-doctoral fellow, and an assistant professor with neuroimaging and has mentored undergraduate students in the use of these techniques for 10 years. Dr. Woodruff operates the Social Cognitive Electrophysiology (SCE) lab at NAU. Dr. Woodruff’s research is concerned broadly with the role of visual attention and episodic memory in social cognitive processing, and in the role of mirror neurons in Autism. “What are the electrocortical (EEG) manifestations of compassion and cruelty?” “What role do mirror neurons play in the expression of compassion?” “What is the role of mirror neurons in empathic resonance as a component of compassion?”