Anna Sanova

Research Technician
(520) 621-1146

Anna first joined the SCAN Lab in 2015 as an undergraduate Research Assistant under the supervision of postdoctoral fellow Ryan Smith. She received her Bachelor of Science with Honors in Psychology from the University of Arizona in the spring of 2016, and assumed the position of a Research Technician in the SCAN Lab shortly thereafter. In 2015-2016, under the supervision of Dr. John Allen in collaboration with Dr. Richard Lane, Anna completed her Honors thesis exploring the influence of yogic breathing on heart rate. In addition to working at the SCAN Lab, she continues to collaborate with Richard Lane and Ryan Smith on investigations of phenomena related to emotional awareness. When Anna happens to find spare time, she enjoys creative activities such as writing, drawing, and origami.



Smith, R., R. D. Lane, A. Alkozei, J. Bao, C. Smith, A. Sanova, M. Nettles, and W. D. S. Killgore, "Maintaining the feelings of others in working memory is associated with activation of the left anterior insula and left frontal-parietal control network.", Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci, 2017 Feb 01. PMID: 28158779

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