Michael J. Frank | alumnus

Michael J. Frank is Associate Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences and Psychiatry in the Brown Institute for Brain Science at Brown University. He directs the  Laboratory for Neural Computation and Cognition. He received an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering at Queen’s University (Canada), followed by a Master’s degree in biomedicine Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he went on to receive a PhD in Neuroscience and Psychology in 2004.  His work focuses primarily on theoretical models of basal ganglia, frontal cortex and their modulation by dopamine, especially in terms of their cognitive functions and implications for neurological and psychiatric disorders.   The models are tested and refined by empirical studies using a variety of methods. He visited the lab as the first Radboud Excellence Professor.    

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