Mathur, Vani individual record
Assistant Professor
overview

My work focuses on understanding the sources of disparities in pain, and the specific mechanisms by which social and cultural factors alter pain experience and pain physiology. My research targets the problem of pain disparities from two directions - investigating the different ways social factors may influence one's own pain, and also alter pain perception and empathy for others. To tackle these problems, my lab utilizes behavioral, psychophysical, and neuroimaging methodologies. I am also interested in individual differences in chronic pain and pain modulation, cross-cultural examinations of pain and empathy, and social environmental effects on health broadly defined.

selected publications
Academic Articles21
Chapters2
  • Chiao, J. Y., & Mathur, V. A. (2015). Cultural Neuroscience of Pain and Empathy. Oxford University Press.
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  • Chiao, J. Y., Blizinsky, K. D., Mathur, V. A., & Cheon, B. K. (2012). Culture-Gene Coevolution of Empathy and Altruism. Pathological Altruism. (pp. 292-299). Oxford University Press.
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Conference Papers4
chaired theses and dissertations
Email
vmathur@tamu.edu
First Name
Vani
Last Name
Mathur
mailing address
Texas A&M University; Psychology; 4235 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-4235
USA