Behavioral / Systems / Cognitive

Circuit dynamics underlying pathology and treatment of compulsive behaviors and anxiety disorders
Anatomy, neurophysiology, and neurochemistry of vestibular function.
Sensory-motor integration and neural prosthetics
Visual cognition in normal and brain-damaged humans.
Functional organization of hypothalamus and central autonomic networks.
Using attention to study cortical population codes
Applications of mathematics to biological systems.
Neuroimaging and behavioral studies of language, working memory, motivation, and learning.
Neural control of coordinated oculomotor and skeletomotor movements.
Imaging neuroscience studies of stressful experiences and cardiovascular disease risk.
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
Neurobiology of nausea and vomiting.
Synaptic computation and neuromodulation in catecholaminergic neurons
Statistical analysis of neural data.
Functional imaging methods and biophysics.
Pharmacological and environmental approaches for neurobehavioral and histological recovery after experimental traumatic brain injury.
Development, plasticity and pain processing in sensory neurons and in the spinal dorsal horn.
Genetics of individual variability in pain and analgesia; interactions between stress and pain systems.
Computational and electrophysiological study of visual perception, perceptual organization, neural plasticity and neural coding; computer vision.
Brain basis underlying the transition from adolescent to adult level voluntary control of behavior (working memory, response inhibition, reward processing, arousal). fMRI, DTI and oculomotor methods are used.
The molecular basis of psychiatric diseases.
Cellular basis of goal-directed behavior and animal models of schizophrenia.
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.
Motor control in humans.
Neural circuits for stress responses and emotional learning: organization and postnatal development.
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.
Cognitive neuroscience, semantic representation, skill acquisition, connectionist/hybrid modeling, brain imaging.
Cerebral basis for volitional movement and cortical neural prosthetics.
Neural circuits and behavior
Functional neuroanatomy of cortical and brainstem monoamine systems.
Molecular mechanisms of depression and aging.
Sensory physiology of the cerebral cortex.
Cortical circuits and population codes that underlie visual perception
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.
High-level vision and categorization in humans
Behavioral, biochemical, and physiological analysis of learning and memory.
Determining developmental risk factors for addiction and novel treatments based on learning and memory systems.
Neurophysiology of basal ganglia-cortical networks in health and disease.
Physiology imaging and computation in the olfactory system.
Vestibular influences on autonomic control and navigation.