Michael J. Frank, PhD
Associate Professor
Cognitive, Linguistic & Psychological Sciences
Neuroscience Graduate Program
Computation in Brain and Mind @ Brown
Brown Institute for Brain Science
Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Brown University
190 Thayer St
Providence RI 02912-1821
Phone: (401) 863-6872
Fax: (401) 863-2255
Office: Metcalf Room 335
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http://ski.clps.brown.edu

Laboratory for Neural Computation and Cognition



Research

  • Curriculum Vitae (PDF).
  • Publications (downloadable).
  • Google Scholar Profile

    Our research combines multiple levels of computational modeling and experimental work to
    understand the neural mechanisms underlying reinforcement learning, decision making and
    cognitive control. We develop neural circuit and algorithmic models that simulate systems-level
    interactions between multiple brain areas (primarily prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia and their
    modulation by dopamine). We test theoretical predictions of the models using various
    neuropsychological, pharmacological, genetic, and imaging (primarily EEG) techniques.

  • People
  • Media and Web Coverage
  • Basal ganglia model in action: Animated movies

  • Education


    Book

    Free Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Wiki-Book








    Software and code

  • Basal ganglia network model for download, demonstrations
  • HDDM - hierarchical bayesian parameter estimation for the drift diffusion model

    Teaching

  • Fall:
    CLPS 1492 Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

  • Spring:
    Doing Bayesian Data Analysis

  • Prior courses:
    Mechanisms of Motivated Decision Making
    Reinforcement Learning Seminar
    Honors Seminar on Computational Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience
    Computational Cognitive Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex
    Cognitive Control Functions of the Prefrontal Cortex (COGS 1861)





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