Justin Vincent, PhD

Professional Information

Experience: 

Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard Medical School

Education: 

PhD Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, Harvard University, 2013
AM Cognition, Brain, and Behavior, Harvard University, 2008
BA Psychology, Earlham College, 2003

Position: 
Affiliated Postdoc

Contact

Mailing Address

Building 149, Room 2301
13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129 USA

General Contact Information

Phone: 
617-999-5315
Location: 
CNY149-1115C

Additional Information

Biosketch

The traditional approach to studying brain function is to measure physiological responses to controlled sensory, motor, and cognitive paradigms. However, most of the brains enormous energy consumption is devoted to ongoing neuronal signaling that is not clearly associated with any particular input or output. In search of an understanding of this intrinsic neuronal signaling my collaborators and I are studying spontaneous fluctuations (noise) in the electroencephalogram (EEG) and blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal. Our results demonstrate that cortical representations previously associated with sensory, motor, and cognitive phenomena are coherently active in the absence of normal perception or overt behavior. For a listing of recent publications click the link below.