Stephen Cowen

Associate Professor, Psychology

Associate Professor, Applied BioSciences - GIDP

Associate Professor, Cognitive Science - GIDP

Associate Professor, Evelyn F McKnight Brain Institute

Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP

Member of the Graduate Faculty

My laboratory seeks to understand the neural mechanisms that control learning, decision making, and navigation. We also explore how the neural systems involved in these processes become disrupted in Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, and aging. To further these research objectives, my colleagues and I develop novel instrumentation for visualizing brain activity, measuring dopamine release, controlling experiments, and quantifying behavior.

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Majors Considered

Psychology, neuroscience, physiology, computer science, engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry and biochemistry

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Start Date

August 2012

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