Welcome to my website! I am a cognitive neuroscientist who works on problems at the interface of neuroscience and society. These include:
- the effects of childhood poverty on brain development
- the expanding use of neuropsychiatric medications by healthy people for brain enhancement
- novel uses of brain imaging, in e.g. legal, diagnostic and educational contexts
- the many ways in which neuroscience is changing the way we think of ourselves as physical, mental, moral and spiritual beings
In addition to research and writing on these issues, I also teach, advise graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and direct the Center for Neuroscience & Society and the SCAN graduate certificate program. On this website you will find information about me, my collaborators and students, and the projects we work on together.