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.