Initiated in 2012, the purpose of the BRAiN Laboratory is to conduct behavioral, electrophysiological, and neuroimaging studies to examine cognitive processes that have applied implications*.  Currently, our main focus is to determine whether individual differences in suggestibility have reliable neural activation correlates.  Suggestibility phenomena have a broad range of applied implications.  Certain mental illnesses that include delusions and hallucinations can be partly explained as involving a heightened susceptibility of suggestibility.  Moreover, false memories that will tarnish the accuracy of eyewitnesses or of survey respondents often arise due to suggestive influences.  Understanding the neural correlates of suggestible influences will provide potential opportunities to alleviate their adverse impacts

* Made possible by the developmental brain laboratory generosity in making their systems available as a part of their commendable push towards inter-disciplinary research work