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bio website prefrontal.org
location Santa Barbara, CA
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I am a developmental cognitive neuroscience researcher who studies the integration of emotion and cognition within the brain. To get that accomplished I end up working in an array of high- and low-level programming languages. I have done a little bit of everything, from microcontroller programming to web development and application programming. I primarily spend my days scripting in MATLAB and my evenings in XCode.


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reviewed Satisfactory What is this method used in the “it's not your fault” segment of Good Will Hunting and why does it work?
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reviewed Excellent Can scientific evidence support concepts of the soul?
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reviewed Satisfactory Is extreme empathy and compassion considered a disorder?
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awarded  Custodian
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reviewed Excellent How well can a human-generated “random number” be predicted?
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reviewed Excellent Does personality imply an inclination to be an expert in one field or average in “all” fields?
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reviewed Satisfactory Is there a psychological explanation for people being 'overcome by the Holy Spirit'?
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awarded  Quorum
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Informed
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comment Recommend a book for studying the brain structure
What is your goal? Do you want to be able to pick a brain area and know something about what it does, or do you want to pick a function and know what brain areas are involved?
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awarded  Editor
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revised Open fMRI data (or, collaborators)?
Added links to other data sources
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answered Open fMRI data (or, collaborators)?
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awarded  Revival
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awarded  Revival
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answered Abstract idealized mental visualization improves motor task performance
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
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answered How is light processed by the human brain when awake and in dreams?
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comment Which are the multisensory brain areas?
There is some evidence for a somatotopic layout of primary interoceptive information in the posterior insula. See Baumgärtner, Iannetti, Zambreanu, Stoeter, Treede, and Tracey (2010) for more information. If you really want to dig in to the architecture of the insula you might check out Gallay, Gallay, Jeanmonod, Rouiller, and Morel (2012), which goes over its anatomy and connectivity in the macaque. Clascá, Llamas and Reinoso-Suárez (2000) also examine insular connectivity in the cat.