Cognition and Behavior

Building on strengths in cognitive neuroscience and psychology, the Carney Institute for Brain Science’s study of cognition and behavior advances knowledge about the “outputs” of brain activity. Strengths include vision research, computational approaches to the study of cognition, study of the frontal lobe (what makes us human), decision making, and cognitive control. This theme serves as a vital linkage connecting knowledge of cell and circuit function to human behavior in health and disease. Key clinical applications of work under this theme include autism, ADHD, and fronto-striatal disorders.  

Research Projects

Advanced systems methods applied to understanding and treating cerebrospinal fluid disorders

Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits, Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology

Developing novel cognitive and neuroimaging markers of preclinical Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

Human Neocortical Neurosolver for circuit-level interpretation of human MEG/EEG

BRAINSTORM, Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

LANs: Likelihood approximation networks for fast and flexible inference in cognitive neuroscience

BRAINSTORM, Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science

Mechanisms of cognitive interference from value-based choice conflict

Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science

Movement disorders: Rational design of deep brain stimulation with human electrophysiology and computational neural modeling

Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits, Neuroengineering and Neurotechnology

Rational design of brain stimulation for neurological and psychiatric disorders

BRAINSTORM, Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

Retinal imaging: The eye as a window to the brain

Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

SmartPlayroom

Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science

SOMA – an app to monitor bodily symptoms

BRAINSTORM, Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science

Targeting age-related inflammation to slow Alzheimer’s disease: The LINE-AD study

Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

The causal role of neocortical beta events in human sensory perception

Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science

The neural basis of sequence monitoring

Cognition and Behavior, Computational Brain Science

The role of Microfibrillar Associated Protein 2 and Notch1 in alcohol cravings

Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits

U.S. POINTER Trial

Alzheimer’s Disease, Cognition and Behavior

Understanding contributions of alternative splicing to appetitive memory

Cognition and Behavior, Neurobiology of Cells & Circuits