My name is Sara LoTemplio, I am currently a fifth year PhD candidate in cognitive neuroscience in the psychology department at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. I am an active researcher in the Applied Cognition Lab and the LAMA lab. I primarily study the cognitive neuroscience of cognitive control and attention. My research focuses on taking a multi-method approach to understanding cognitive control and attention, and how emotional influences affect these processes. My primary research goals include the following: understanding neural circuits that underlie task-related behavior and processes that keep us on task and how these processes are affected by emotion, tracking these processes across the lifespan and across different individuals, and applying our understanding gained from the first two aims to improve cognitive control and slow cognitive aging in the brain.