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Dr. David C. JohnsonDr. David C. Johnson spent many years as a professional touring and studio musician in New York City before earning his BA in psychology at New York University and his PhD in neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College, New York.

Prior to his position as assistant professor in psychology at Manchester University, Dr. Johnson was an adjunct professor in the departments of psychology at Barnard College (Columbia University) and at Baruch College, (City University of New York). He also served as a lab manager of the social cognitive & affective neuroscience lab at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Professor Johnson studies emotional learning and memory, with a focus on classical fear conditioning as a model paradigm. One line of research looks at individual and developmental differences in fear learning processes, while a second line of research is directed towards exploring how learned fear can be altered through extinction, regulatory strategies and memory reconsolidation.

A primary goal of his research is to understand the role that emotional learning processes and associated neural mechanisms play in the development of fear-related disorders such as PTSD, with the hope that this research will set the stage for more effective diagnosis and treatment of these disorders. 


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