About

I’m a cognitive neuroscientist. That means I study the relationship between the mind and the brain. I’m particularly interested in how we control our thoughts, and why doing so is difficult for some people.

I am currently a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow and graduate student in psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, where I work with Dr. Mark D’Esposito.

I was born in South Africa, but spent my childhood in suburban Denver. As a teenager, I moved to New York City, and completed my undergraduate studies in cognitive neuroscience and philosophy of mind at the City University of New York, where I worked with Dr. Jennifer Mangels. After graduating, I worked as a research assistant at the Child Mind Institute under the supervision of Dr. Michael Milham.

More information about my experience and research interests can be found in my CV.

Outside of science, I enjoy taking photos.

I live in Southwest Berkeley with my wife Theresa and two cats.

Any opinions expressed on this site are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of any affiliated groups or institutions.

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