Current Research and Scholarly Interests
My research seeks to connect basic physiological mechanisms of neural coordination with functional brain networks that are essential for constructing coherent conscious states and their future recall. As a confluence of these interests, I'm currently studying the neural population electrophysiology of human posteromedial cortex (PMC), a unique brain region with pronounced resting-state activity that has been linked to levels of conscious state (e.g. during anesthesia) and more cognitively plays an integral role in retrieving episodic/autobiographical memories as part of the default-mode network. I explore these questions using intracranial electrophysiology, functional brain imaging and electrical brain stimulation techniques. To enhance these empirical studies, I also work on the modeling, analysis, and interpretation of neural population dynamics in cerebral cortex.