James CavanaghLaboratory of Neural Computation and Cognition, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA F1000 Associate Faculty Member (since 17 February 2011)
James Cavanagh is an Associate Faculty Member who works with Faculty Member Michael Frank to recommend the scientific literature in their field.ACADEMIC POSITION:
James is currently a Post-Doc at Brown University.
Post-Doc, Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences, 2010, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island
Visitng Scholar, Dr Richard Ridderinkhof & Dr Mike X Cohen, 2010, ACACia lab, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam
PhD, Cognition & Neural Systems, August 2010, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
MA, Psychophysiological Research, 2004, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California
BA, Sociology, 2000, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Oscillations: The brain processes information with oscillations of neuronal populations. I use human EEG to measure these oscillations, particularly when the frontal cortex processes error or conflict information in order to adapt behavior.
Computations: Oscillations gate the timing, location, and intensity of neuronal calculations. I aim to integrate algorithmic and neural network modeling with EEG to understand the computational functions of fronto-striatal voltage oscillations during adaptive behavior.
& Implications: These perspectives combine into a powerful approach for understanding brain function, and may reveal the manner of compromised fronto-striatal functioning in psychiatric disorders, especially depression, OCD, Parkinsons disease & basic aspects of stress and emotion.
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