Behavioral / Systems / Cognitive

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience of Aging and Geriatric Brain Disorders
Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Development, plasticity and regeneration of neural circuits
Using attention to study cortical population codes
Applications of mathematics to biological systems.
Neural circuits implicated in the development, pathophysiology, and treatment of schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders.
Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Neural signatures of action and cognition
Organization of motor & sensory cortex in primates
Imaging neuroscience and psychophysiological studies of stress and heart disease.
Neural circuits in the basal ganglia involved in motor control and disease
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia system related to psychiatric disorders.
Auditory cognitive neuroscience, with a focus on spoken language
Neuromodulation of the vagus nerve in chronic diseases.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Statistical analysis of neural data.
Therapeutic strategies and mechanisms for experimental traumatic brain injury
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Computational and electrophysiological study of visual perception, perceptual organization, neural plasticity and neural coding; computer vision.
Circadian rhythms of psychiatric disorders
Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level cognitive control (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing). fMRI, DTI, PET, MRSI and cognitive testing are used.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Adaption, learning, and plasticity in simulated neural networks.
Cortical mechanisms of cognition in primates.
Contributions of cortical microcircuit properties to information processing and coding in the olfactory system.
Neurodevelopment of cognition and emotion in young children
The goal of our research is to functionally dissect the neural circuits that underlie pain and itch.
Theoretical and computational modeling of dynamics in neuronal networks.
Imaging and manipulating cells and circuits to understand population coding across the cortical hierarchy
Human cognitive neuroscience and multimodal neuroimaging of pathology and pathophysiology in the early course of psychosis
Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Studies of sensory and motor circuits in health and disease.
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
Rewards, emotions, and decision making.
Autonomic dysfunction in cardiovascular disease and body fluid homeostasis
CNS circuits of motor and cognitive functions; motor skill acquisition and retention; functional imaging.
Central neural control of the autonomic nervous system and cardiovascular function; neurobiology of nicotine pharmacology.
Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Chronic Pain and Opioid Dependence
Neural mechanisms of auditory function and decision-making in the non-human primate
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Functions of the neural circuits that underpin motor performance and skill learning. Neural circuit dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease. Neuromodulation. Deep brain stimulation.
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.