Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Functional Neuroimaging & Bioinformatics Lab
McLean Imaging Center, office 175
115 Mill Street
Belmont MA 02478
I am a cognitive neuroscientist studying the neural basis of language in healthy individuals and those with a mental, learning, or neurological disability. My research is motivated by the need to develop diagnostic methods, and language psychotherapeutic interventions, that are personalized and grounded in a cognitive neuroscience framework. I use behavioral methods and multimodal neuroimaging (fMRI, EEG, simultaneous fMRI/EEG) to study the neural mechanisms of perception, cognition and learning in the human brain with high spatial and temporal sensitivity.
Available: 02/18/22, Expires: 03/01/26
This project seeks to develop and validate a movie functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) paradigm for assessing language and emotion functions in individuals who have language and/or emotional impairments in relation to a neurological (brain tumor induced aphasia) or psychiatric (depression) disorder. This is an opportunity for an undergraduate or graduate student, or postdoctoral fellow, to get involved in cognitive neuroscience research. Depending on the student's skills and interests, and the stage of the project, the student may assist in developing a movie-clip stimulus database, behavioral and computational testing of movie clip stimuli, collection and analysis of eye tracking data, processing and analysis of retrospective fMRI data, and/or collection of new fMRI data. Required experience and skills include background and interest in cognitive, clinical, or computational neuroscience, and excellent analytical and communication abilities. Specific experience with neuroimaging data analysis, and/or methods for computational analysis of speech, voice, and face data, will be preferred.
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