College of Natural Sciences Colorado State University Department of Psychology

Lucy J. Troup

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Assistant Professor
Cognitive Neuroscience

Phone: (970) 491-6820
Office Location: 237 BHSCI
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PhD: University of Plymouth, August 1995. Plymouth, UK.
Area of Specialization: Electroencephalogram (EEG), Effects of Cannabis on Brain Processes, Emotion Processing, Cannabis and Emotion Processing, Endogenous and Exogenous Effects on Brain Processes
Teaching Courses: Teaching PSY 454 Biological Psychology
Office Hours:
Monday- | Tuesday- | Wednesday- | Thursday- | Friday- | By Appointment- X

Current Research: Lucy Troup currently is co-director of the Center for Applied Cognitive Neuroscience in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University. She is also Affiliate Faculty in the Molecular Cellular Integrate Neuroscience Program. Her research focus is centered round Emotion Processing using Event Related Potentials to better understand the endogenous and exogenous variables that influence emotional expression recognition. Currently the main emphasis in the Troup lab is to understand how cannabis effects emotion processing, and how cannabis use effects brain and behavior. With an emphasis on the importance of developing fact based scientific support for arguments for and against cannabis exposure.


Troup Lab: The Troup lab's focus is on identifying biomarkers for cognition and behavior though the use of Electroencephalogram (EEG), in particular Event Related Potentials (ERPs). The Troup lab is currently focused on the effects of cannabis on brain function. Current research interests include: Applied Cognitive Neuroscience Effects of cannabis on brain function, in particular emotion processing. Basic Research - with a focus on how the brain processes information, particularly the relationship between endogenous and exogenous brain processes, emotion processing, face perception, visual and perceptual binding, and more recently how cannabis effects the brain and behavior. The Troup lab utilizes a Compumedics 64-channel Neuroscan system with Quik-Caps and STIMē delivery software in a state of the art lab with purpose-built shielded rooms for EEG experimentation. We also have access to Biopac for Galvanic Skin Response (GSR) and Heart Rate measurement, as well as access to two teaching EEG systems. (BioPac EEG system and second Neuroscan system) specifically for use in undergraduate research.
Location: Behavioral Sciences Building

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