Our research focuses on combining psychophysics, neural imaging, and computation to understand how brain works at the systems level. In particular, we are interested in the neural processes of cognitive control and how deficits in these processes may contribute to the pathogenesis of substance use disorders and other psychiatric and neurological conditions. Our research also examines the neurochemical basis of cognition. We employ pharmacological manipulation and resting state as well task-based brain imaging to examine the catecholaminergic and cholinergic circuits of importance to neuropsychiatric illnesses. We collaborate widely with investigators in basic and clinical neuroscience on and off campus.
Specialized Terms: Systems neuroscience; Psychophysics; Neural imaging; Cognitive control; Addiction; Psychostimulant; Alcohol; Anxiety disorders; Alzheimer's Disease, ADHD
Alcohols; Anatomy; Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms; Mental Disorders; Biological Therapy; Central Nervous System; Nervous System; Nervous System Diseases; Psychological Phenomena; Therapeutics; Behavior Control; Research Subjects; Drug Users; Diseases; Chemicals and Drugs; Psychiatry and Psychology