Overview

neurophysiological techniques in animals and humans.  Our goals are to improve the basic understanding of rapid behavioral plasticity in the frontal cortex, basal ganglia and thalamus, while simultaneously advancing neuromodulation for neurological and psychiatric disease.

We study the mechanisms of learning, memory and decision-making using psychophysical and

neurophysiological techniques in animals and humans.  Our goals are to improve the basic understanding of rapid behavioral plasticity in the frontal cortex, basal ganglia and thalamus, while simultaneously advancing neuromodulation for neurological and psychiatric disease.

The lab is situated across the departments of Neurosurgery and Neuroscience.  Facilities are

located both at Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital.  We are grateful for the generous support of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, the Norman Prince Neurosciences Insitute, the Brown University Departments of Neuroscience & Neurosurgery, and the Brown University Alpert Medical School.

Our work has been made possible through the support of our

patients, the significant contributions of our collaborators, and generous funding from these agencies and foundations:

 

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Neurosurgery Research and Education Foundation

The National Institutes of Health

A McDonnell-Pew grant from the J.S. McDonnell Foundation

An MGH-ECOR Tosteson Award

The Michael J. Fox Foundation

The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute

The Roddy Holden Foundation

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