Welcome to LEDlab!

The lab will be moving to the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St Louis in 2024. Multiple research technician and post-doc positions will be available; please email dmi@neu.edu if you are interested. If you would like to apply for doctoral study in the lab, please apply through WashU: https://psych.wustl.edu/

The Lifespan Emotional Development Lab (LEDlab) investigates emotion regulation and affective experience across the adult lifespan. We are interested in how individuals of different ages manage their emotions and how different strategies can promote emotional well-being in older adulthood.

Aging & Attention to Emotional Content

Aging & Emotion Regulation

Aging & Emotion Perception


We use a multi-method approach to understand age and individual differences in emotional processing. These methods include:

Eye Tracking

We use eye tracking to record where participants direct their visual attention toward emotional content, including still pictures and videos. We use a range of different systems…


In order to investigate the physiological response participants during our studies, we assess various outcome measures. Our system is from Mindware Technologies Ltd. and is equipped to measure the following…