Dr. Dara Ghahremani is an Associate Research Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience. Examining both adults and adolescents, his research aims to understand self-control behavior, its neural basis, how it is compromised in substance abuse, and how it may be strengthened using both pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions.
Dopamine, Decision Making, and Self-Control;
Behavioral and Neural Response to Reduced Nicotine Cigarettes in Young Smokers;
Parasympathetic enhancement and self-regulation in adolescents