In this blog I share the fruits of my compulsive habit of reading papers, books, and popular articles on neuroscience (plus a little philosophy of mind). Perhaps along the way I will also draw connections between data, theory and — most importantly — wild speculation.
Here’s my Quora profile. Feel free to ask me a question!
I’m a neuroscience postdoc at Boston University. I study the expression and modulation of emotion in neural circuits that center on the amygdala. My work aims to bridge the gap between artificial neural networks and real neuroanatomy. My PhD thesis was on interval timing — I developed a computational model of reinforcement learning-driven flexible timing in the basal ganglia.
Before entering the messy world of neuroscience I studied physics. I received a bachelor’s degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and a master’s from IIT Bombay. Most of my schooling (1992-2001) happened in Coonoor. Prior to that my family lived in the US. Now I’m back in the USSA!