My research focuses on understanding the role of interoception and bodily signals in alcohol related behaviors. I integrate pharmacology, psychophysiology (ECG), and behavioral measures to study how alcohol affects bodily states, shaping reward and emotional processing. I also develop basic experimental tools to measure the impact of cardiac signals in the detection of emotional faces and inhibitory control. This allows understanding the interoceptive basis for cognitive and emotional deficits in addiction and mental health disorders. Finally, my novel research uses resonance breathing techniques to improve body-brain connectivity as a potential adjunct clinical tool.