We study the control of (inappropriate) response tendencies. For example, you have a tendency to respond even while you have a goal to abstain. We leverage cognitive psychology to 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.
- Grant funded: Pilot Study to Evaluate Movement Suppression Using Real-time Motor Physiological Feedback in Children with Tourette’s
- Three year funded postdoc position available. Topic is fronto-basal-ganglia systems for action control.
- UCSD Press Release on how Surprise Disrupts our ‘Train of Thought’
- First annual conference on Control Processes in Nov 2016