The University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Mariana Pereira

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Assistant Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences
Family Research Scholar, 2016-2017




Mariana Pereira’s research program explores the basis of cognitive, motivational and affective mechanisms of parenting at the behavioral, neural and neurochemical levels, both under healthy conditions and in the context of maternal neuropsychiatric disorders; emphasis on limbic-cortical-striatal interactions, mesocorticolimbic dopamine system and animal models of depression and drug addiction.