Tor D. Wager, Ph.D.
Tor Wager, Ph.D., is the Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College and the director of Dartmouth’s Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory, the Dartmouth Brain Imaging Center, and the Dartmouth Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in cognitive psychology and served as an assistant and associate professor at Columbia University, and as associate and full professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Since 2004, he has directed the Dartmouth lab devoted to research on the neurophysiology of affective processes—pain, emotion, stress, and empathy—and how they are shaped by cognitive and social influences. Wager also teaches courses and workshops on fMRI analysis and has co-authored Principles of fMRI.