Clinical Neuropsychologist
Director, LIBR Float Clinic & Research Center


Principal Investigator
Laureate Institute for Brain Research


Assistant Professor
University of Tulsa, Oxley College of Health Sciences


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Dr. Khalsa’s laboratory studies the heart-brain connection. His research explores three main questions:

(1) How do we feel our heartbeat?
(2) Is there dysfunctional cross talk between the heart and brain in psychiatric and cardiovascular illnesses?
(3) How can we develop new treatments that re-establish a functional dialogue between the heart and brain?

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Dr. Cha’s main Floating research interests are:

  1. Exploring the role of the cerebellum in regulating cerebral networks, especially as it pertains to anxiety and depression.

  2. Understanding the connection between motion perception disorders, anxiety, and migraine headache 

  3. Using functional neuro-imaging and EEG to guide neuro-modulation treatment.

  4. Developing neuro-modulation tools that can be accessible to more patients'

Dr. Aupperle’s Floating research focuses on using neurocognitive methods to enhance our understanding of anxiety, depression, and trauma. She is particularly interested in:
(1) The intersect between cognitive and emotional processing and how this may relate to the development and maintenance of anxiety, depression, and trauma-related symptoms.
(2) How knowledge from neuroscientific research may be used to enhance treatment and prevention efforts. 
In regards to the former, she has conducted research related to neuropsychological correlates of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and has developed translational exploratory and decision-making tasks to better understand behavioral, physiological, and neural correlates of anxiety and depression. In regards to the latter, she has been involved in research investigating behavioral and neural mechanisms of current pharmacologic and behavioral treatments for anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders. She is also actively involved in identifying factors that support resilience to college-related stress and strategies to optimize psychological well-being for students.