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Lisa T. Eyler, Ph.D. and colleagues at the VA San Diego Healthcare System and the U.C.S.D. Department of Psychiatry are conducting a research study with individuals who have a diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder I. Dr. Eyler and her staff use functional and structural neuroimaging techniques along with other measures to assess how aging may differently effect individuals with Bipolar disorder as compared to healthy control subjects.
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Dr. Eyler’s work is focused on understanding how individual levels of compassion, empathy, and other positive psychological traits (for example, resilience, optimism) relate to differences in brain function and well-being across the lifespan. To understand these differences, she has been using multiple methods, including methods from cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology, biology, psychiatry, social psychology, and medical anthropology.
One of Dr. Eyler's research assistants, and undergraduate at University of California San Diego - Sarah Kimmich - is