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M. Vanessa Rivera N.

Graduate Student

Center for Children and Families


Office: AHC4 480P

Email: mriveran@fiu.edu

Vanessa Rivera is a PhD student in the Cognitive Neuroscience program, working in collaboration with the Clinical Science program at Florida International University.

Research Areas

Vanessa is currently studying the neurobiology and neural circuitry underlying anxiety’s negative overgeneralization in children and adolescents. She is broadly interested in the impact of atypical brain mechanisms on emotion control and memory. Her goal is to bridge neuroscience and clinical approaches to detect early disruptions in neurodevelopment that could contribute to developmental psychopathologies.