Dr. Emily Scott is an Assistant Professor of Psychological Science and Director of the Nature and Cognition Lab at Vermont State University. Emily received her Masters and PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Cognition and Neural Sciences at the University of Utah. Emily studies changes in brain activity, mood, and physiological stress during exposure to natural environments. She uses neurophysiological, peripheral physiological, behavioral, and self-report methods in her research to better understand the human-nature relationship, with the hope of promoting care for our natural environment. She has published over 10 peer reviewed, scientific journal articles and presented at conferences on the topics of physiological stress, cognitive neuroscience, and environmental psychology. Emily enjoys teaching a wide variety of topics in psychology that draw on her interdisciplinary expertise, including introductory psychology, research methods, biopsychology and social psychology.