Olivia Larson is a graduate student in the Clinical Psychology program, working primarily with Dr. David Dinges in the Unit for Experimental Psychiatry within the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine's Sleep and Chronobiology Division. She received her B.A.Sc. in Cognitive Science at McGill University in 2017 and her M.A. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020. Her master's thesis, conducted under Dr. Dinges' supervision, investigated the physiological underpinnings of mood disturbances induced by sleep loss. Broadly, she is interested in understanding how sleep loss affects emotion regulation and associated neural circuitry in healthy and clinical populations.
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