The Science of Learning Institute includes a broad network of scientists, practitioners, and educators with expertise spanning basic and applied sciences.
I am interested in human movement control. I integrate the viewpoints from robotics and control theory with neuroscience to provide a unique perspective on the biological computations that underlie the control of movements.
I am interested in spatial skills, individual differences, and mechanisms of learning, couched in the broad context of understanding the characterization and needs of the individual learner.
I am interested in the use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) for pediatric patients. My current research focuses on the adaptation and evaluation of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) for urban youth.
My research attempts to identify the proper roles within a unified theory of cognition for symbolic computation, numerical neural computation, and statistical computation.
I am interested in understanding novel mechanisms regulating structural and functional plasticity in the mature mammalian central nervous system.
I am interested in the neurochemical and metabolic effects of bariatric surgery and operative techniques in laparoscopic surgery.
I am interested in the neurophysiological mechanisms that underlie decision-making and self-control, two essential functions of higher executive processes.
I am interested in how environmental manipulations during development, specifically the intrauterine and early postnatal environments, influence offspring.
The goal of my research is to understand molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain function, and utilize this knowledge to improve human life.
My research focuses on use of evidence-based consultative and reflecting coaching to support instructional skills and to increase performance mastery, to create technology-enhanced learning activities/solutions to maximize and equalize the learning process, to promote shared expertise through collaborative learning communities.