Welcome to the brain imaging laboratory of Paul J. Whalen, PhD. Here you will learn about the work we do, the people that do the work, and how to apply to work here yourself. We focus on an area of the human brain called the amygdala and how this little structure protects you from danger on a moment-to-moment basis. In addition, we study subjects with anxiety disorders with the notion that something has gone wrong in the way their amygdala communicates with the rest of the brain. Use the above links to explore the amygdala and our laboratory. Welcome and enjoy youself!