Cognitive neuroscience of response control

We study how people control themselves. In experimental psychology, this is the field of “executive function” or “cognitive control”. More specifically, we study the control of (inappropriate) response tendencies. We design behavioral paradigms that try to mimic response control in more naturalistic settings. And we study the underlying brain systems using various imaging and stimulation methods in healthy volunteers as well as neurological patients, and more recently in mice.

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- 13 days ago

RT @neiltyson: SCIENTISTS: “We’ve produced the first-ever image of a supermassive Black Hole, 55-million light years away” RESPONSE: “Oooh!…

- 35 days ago

RT @barner_ucsd: If you edit, review, author, or read Elsevier papers. Please add your name now! https://t.co/DS2Nz7Iytv

- 36 days ago

Meanwhile, putting pressure on local congresswoman Susan Davis to support the Green New Deal https://t.co/SF7t3EGjzA


  • Adam will teach a new undergrad class, The Psychology of Climate Change, in Spring 2019
  • January 2019: our new paper uses guided source separation to show that preparing to stop a response in the future corresponds to increased sensorimotor beta power.
  • With collaborators in Toronto we published one of the first studies to use event-related stimulation of the basal ganglia during a higher level cognitive task.
  • Adam accepts a board editing role at eLife