Hello! I’m a neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley, where I research large-scale information flow in the brain. Day-to-day, that involves writing and testing computer code to detect properties of brain activity we think are important for how the brain processes information. To that end, my current work-in-progress is writing code to test whether there’s chaos (a.k.a. “the butterfly effect”) in brain activity, which has long been thought to play a major role in neural information processing. On the experimental side, I’m using these tools to investigate how information processing is disrupted during anesthesia and seizures.
Because I think that science belongs to everyone, I make all my papers and code freely available online. That’s also why I’m here, blogging, Tweeting, Instagramming, and working with folks in Hollywood to share my love for science and the brain.