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 reading comprehension and writing strategies, and students with learning disabilities.
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 neural mechanisms that underlie the reward-dependent learning.
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.