About Me

Educational Program Involvement

Graduate Programs in Neuroscience
Program Research Interest: Addiction and Substance Abuse, Behavioral and Systems Neurobiology, Development and Plasticity, Molecular Neurobiology, Neurological Disease and Aging, Neuropharmacology, Sensory Neurobiology


How does the human brain give rise to conscious subjective experiences and how do these processes guide human behavior and decision-making? 

To answer this fundamental question, my laboratory uses intracranial measures (e.g., human voltammetry, stereo-EEG, and micro-electrode recordings) as well as noninvasive neuroimaging tools (e.g., fMRI and MEG) to measure brain activity during conscious decision-making in humans. We use behavioral tasks that are constrained by computational considerations borrowing ideas from game theory and artificial intelligence research.

Listen to me describe our work:

Neurosurgery by Ken Kishida, PhD

Ken Kishida, PhD discusses " real time monitoring of dopamine and serotonin during conscious choice and subjective experience in humans"

Education Program Involvement

Neuroscience PhD
Program Research Interest:
Decision-making, Subjective experience, Mood, Depression, Substance Use Disorder, Computational Psychiatry, Computational Neuroscience, Neuroeconomics, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy, Human Voltammetry (dopamine, serotonin, norepinephrine), fMRI, MRI, MEG.

Biomedical Engineering PhD
Program Research Interest: Neuroimaging,Neuro-methods Development: Human Volammetry (dopamine, seoronin, porepiniephrine), fMRI, MRI, MEG

Integrative Physiology and Pharmacology PhD
Program Research Interest: 
Susbtance Use Disorder, Neuro- and Behavioral Pharmacology, and Computational Psychiatry.