Reichel Laboratory

The Reichel Lab asks research question that reside at the intersection of addiction and cognitive function. We study the effects of volitional drug intake on memory, attention, reward competition, and empathy. The lab employs sophisticated behavioral designs and analysis combined with modern neurobiological approaches to determine circuits and systems mediating behavior. This multidisciplinary approach seeks to understand how drug induced neurocognitive sequalae influence relapse to drug seeking which is an important topic for human addiction and health consequences.