Areas of Study


Dr. Rachel Pizzie is an Assistant Professor in the PhD in Educational Neuroscience (PEN) Program. She is also the director of the Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (CAN) Lab, which studies how emotion interacts with learning, neural responses, and educational outcomes. Dr. Pizzie also serves as the director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Summer Lab Rotation program within PEN, serving as a coordinator for PEN students to gain experience and knowledge in cognitive neuroscience labs around the world. 


To learn more about the research in the CAN Lab, please visit the lab website:

  • PEN-704 Fdntns of Edu Neuroscience II (2020/02)(01)
  • PEN-705 New Directions in Neuroethics (2020/02)(01)
  • PEN-700 Cgntv Neuro Smr Lab Rotatn I (2020/03)(01)
  • PEN-710 Cog Neuro Smr Lab Rotatn II (2020/03)(02)
  • PEN-705 New Directions in Neuroethics (2021/01)(01)
  • PEN-795 Special Topics (2021/01)(01)
  • PEN-705 New Directions in Neuroethics (2022/01)(1)
  • PEN-795 Special Topics (2022/01)(1)
  • PEN-700 Cgntv Neuro Smr Lab Rotatn I (2021/02)(1)
  • PEN-710 Cog Neuro Smr Lab Rotatn II (2021/02)(1)
  • PEN-700 Cgntv Neuro Smr Lab Rotatn I (2021/03)(1)
  • PEN-710 Cog Neuro Smr Lab Rotatn II (2021/03)(1)
  • PEN-704 Fdntns of Edu Neuroscience II (2021/02)(01)
  • Advising Load 2020/02: Total:1 Undergraduate:1
  • Advising Load 2020/03: Total:2 Undergraduate:1 Doctoral:1
  • Advising Load 2021/01: Total:2 Doctoral:2
  • Neural evidence for cognitive reappraisal as a strategy to alleviate the effects of math anxiety
  • The association between emotion regulation, physiological arousal, and performance in math anxiety
  • Anxiety, not regulation tendency, predicts how individuals regulate in the laboratory: Comparing self-report and psychophysiology
  • The Handbook of Cognitive Mathematics
  • Memory, Learning, and Math Anxiety
  • VL2-PEN Summer School in Educational and Cognitive Neuroscience Methods- (National Science Foundation (NSF))
  • Cognitive and Affective Predictors of Language and Socioemotional Outcomes in Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Individuals- (NIH NIDCD)
  • Understanding Academic Anxiety in Deaf Learners- (Jacobs Foundation)
  • Exploring ASL Storybooks as an Intervention for Math Anxiety- (Gallaudet University Priority Research Fund)
  • Sarah Kimbley-PhD in Educational Neuroscience (Comprehensive Exam Committee) 2021/01
  • Athena Willis-PhD in Educational Neuroscience (Doctoral Dissertation Committee) 2021/01
  • Rachel Cetron-Wesleyan University Department of Psychology and Science and Society Program (Undergraduate Senior Thesis Project) 2020/03
  • Coordinator of PEN Cognitive Neuroscience Summer Lab Rotations 2020/01
  • PEN Steering Committee 2020/01
  • Host of Gallaudet Cognitive Neuroscience Institute (CNI) Data Blitz 2021/02
  • Leader of Qualtrics Workshop 2021/02
  • Hosted CAN Lab Weekly Online Co-Working Sessions 2021/01
  • CAN Lab Presentation at CNI Meeting 2021/01-2021/01
  • Faculty Advisor: Innovators in Cognitive Neuroscience 2020/01
  • Peer Reviewer 2020/02
  • Invited Speaker: Colorado College NeuroClub 2020/01-2020/01
  • Faculty Online Teacher Training (FOTT) PST 500 2020/01-2020/02
  • Gallaudet University Center for Continuing Online Education (CCOE) hosted series on Audism, District of Columbia 2020/02-2020/02
  • Gallaudet Faculty Research Writing Retreat 2021/01-2021/01
  • Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society: online conference 2021/01-2021/01
  • Innnovators in Cognitive Neuroscience: October 2020
  • Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society: August 2020
  • International Mind, Brain, and Education Society (IMBES): August 2020
  • Social and Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS): August 2020
  • Psychonomic Society: August 2020
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