The interests of our lab are generally centered around the study of learning and memory, decision making, and executive control. Much of work is focused on basic cognitive and neural mechanisms, but we are also heavily involved in translational research into the mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disorders.

Funded projects

The Cognitive Atlas (funded by NIMH R01MH082795)

The Cognitive Atlas project aims to develop an ontology for cognitive processes through social collaborative knowledge building.

Overcoming the persistence of first-learned habits to maintain behavioral change (funded by NIA 1R01AG041653).

This project aims to use insights from learning theory to improve the ability to change unwanted behaviors.

An open data repository for cognitive neuroscience: The OpenfMRI Project (funded by NSF OCI-1131441)

This grant provides support to develop the OpenFMRI project, which is an open repository for fMRI data.

Predicting Individual Differences Using Resting-State fMRI and Network Analysis (funded by the Office of Naval Research)

This project examines whether differences in brain networks estimated from resting state fMRI signals are predictive of individual differences in executive function.

Assessing Brain Interactivity II (funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation)

This project is a collaboration with Steve Hanson of Rutgers University and Clark Glymour of Carnegie Mellon University, which aims to develop and test new approaches to the analysis of brain connectivity.

Center grants

Consortium for Neuropsychiatric Phenomics (funded by NIH, PI: R. Bilder)

This Roadmap Interdisciplinary Research Consortium is leveraging the new discipline of phenomics to understand neuropsychiatric disorders at multiple levels, from genes to neural systems to cognitive processes to psychiatric syndromes.

Other Projects


This project is examining the temporal dynamics of brain function in a single individual over the course of an entire year.

Undergraduate Research Opportunities

We often have openings for undergraduate research assistants. Click here to submit an application.