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 biological signal analysis focusing on statistical methods development and applications.
My research focuses on the biological and behavioral determinants of obesity in children and adults, including the use of neuroimaging techniques to study appetite. Specific interests include neural mechanisms underlying the learning of food preferences and motivation to consume high-calorie foods.
I am interested in the mechanisms underlying motor learning and motor recovery after brain lesions, and on developing new strategies to enhance motor recovery after stroke.
I am interested in understanding the effectiveness of various lifestyle and dietary changes in weight loss and weight maintenance.
I am interested in how the brain integrates information about rewards to motivate performance.
I am interested in the neural circuits underlying reward, mood, and decision-making.
I am interested in the human capacity for identifying, categorizing, evaluating, and interacting with objects. I aim to understand the neural algorithms that make object vision possible.
I am interested in the neural basis of higher cognitive function. Specifically, I focus on working memory, attention, and cognitive control.
I am interested in mechanics and multisensory control in animals and machines.