Bianca P. Acevedo (B.A. New York University; M.A., Ph.D., Stony Brook University) is a Social Neuroscientist whose research focuses on the neural basis of attachment, caregiving, sensory processing sensitivity (and related disorders), and mind-body interventions. She conducted the first neuroimaging studies of long-term pair-bonding in humans for which she was awarded the 2012 International Women in Science Award. She joined the NRI in 2016 where she has been examining empathy in caregivers of ADRD individuals.
Dr. Acevedo is interested in understanding the biological basis of human attachment and sensory processing sensitivity. In addition, her research examines the neural and behavioral outcomes associated with engaging in mind-body practices in clinical and normative individuals and dyads.