Position title: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Phone: (608) 262-8671
Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Australian National University, Australia
Postdoctoral in Electrophysiology, University of Melbourne, Australia
Postdoctoral in Neuroimaging, Royal Holloway University of London, UK
Postdoctoral in Electrophysiology/Neuroimaging, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
I have a long–standing interest in the neural basis of cognitive control and consciousness. My lab uses a combination of neuroimaging and electrophysiology in non–human primates (NHPs) and human subjects, to define thalamo–cortical circuits and their neural dynamics important for perception and decision–making. My research program is directed at understanding how information is transmitted in large–scale brain networks in healthy subjects and subjects with psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and neurological disorders, such as deficits in awareness after stroke.
I have extensive experience working with NHPs (since 2002) and human subjects (since 2007) at my own lab at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center and Psychology Department, University of Wisconsin – Madison. This includes establishing diffusion MRI–guided electrophysiology for high–precision neural recordings from multiple network sites.
Research Key Words:
Cognitive Control, Consciousness, Neural Coding, Information Transmission