Dr. Eric Murphy

Dr. Eric Murphy has spent his career looking at the relationship between emotion and attention in the brain. In particular, he has studied disorders that involve either too little attention to emotional things (like autism) or too much attention to emotional things (like depression), and what might be going on in the brain that leads to those behaviors. In addition, he has examined how brain systems involved in emotion and attention develop from childhood to adolescence, and how hormones might influence that development. When he isn’t working, Eric spends most of his time talking about bulldozers and dump trucks with his 3 year old son.