I am a neuroscientist & visualization designer working as a postdoctoral associate at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University.
My work covers two broad areas. First, real-time functional neuroimaging methods: developing software tools and exploring how fMRI neurofeedback can be used to train volitional control over neuromodulatory regions including the dopaminergic midbrain.
And second, visual processing at the intersection of art and neuroscience. As a member of the Bass Connections: Art, Vision, & the Brain research group, I investigate what the eyes can tell us about face and object processing -- particularly as it relates to works of visual art - as well as mentor undergraduate science teams as they explore this topic.
Both within and outside of research, I've generated numerous visualization works with the aim of promoting engagement with science; not just the results, but the process. Interested in commissioning visualization projects or scientific figures?
In addition, I'm pursuing coursework in documentary photography through the Center for Documentary Studies. Past work has been featured in The Guardian, New New South, and Latent Image; for more recent work, see photography.