PI Thilo Womelsdorf (Assoc. Prof., Vanderbilt University, Dep. of Psychology) ; Researcher Profiles are available from Google Scholar, ResearcherID and ResearchGate. And where I came from: Neurotree.

  • Thilo is also affiliated with the Dep. of Biology at York University, Toronto, and member of YorkU’s Centre for Vision Research.


Dr. Wolf Zinke – Postdoctoral Fellow, Researcher Profile

  • Wolf works on a collaborative project with Dr. Anita Disney (Vanderbilt Univ.) on neuropharmacological characterization of cholinergic and norepinephrinergic modulation of attention effects within and between neural circuits in parieto-occipitaq cortex.


Dr. Marcus Watson – Research Scientist, York University

  • Marcus works on projects elucidating how we learn to accurately categorize and classify objects, how we learn the relevance of different object features for these categorization tasks, and how these two forms of learning interact with each other.
  • Researcher Profile available at ResearchGate

Phd cand. Benjamin Voloh, M.Sc.  (Dept. of Psychology)

Phd cand. Ali Hassani (Dept. of Psychology)

  • Ali works on the role of noradrenergic receptor activation for the gating of attentional relevant information in prefrontal-striatal brain circuits.
  • Ali is a recipient of the 2016 prestigious NSERC student fellowship.


Ph.D. cand Kianoush Banaie Boroujeni, B.Sc. (Dept. of Psychology)

  • Kia is interested in developing technical and analytical methods to study integrated electro-chemical construction of
    primates’ brain circuitry constituting its dynamic coding, processing, and modulation of time-frequency responses.
  • He is currently working on  distinguishing cell-type specific circuit functions. In his main project, he is trying to non-invasively deliver drugs using Focused Ultrasound.

Dr. Christopher Thomas – Research Scientist, homepage


Christopher is designing and building novel electronic instruments and data-processing devices for experimental setups. His work includes the development of advanced electrophysiological recording and stimulation setups; implementation of hard-real-time analog and digital data processing devices for closed-loop control; and development of systems for synchronization and integration of video, eye-tracking, and electrical data from multiple pieces of experimental equipment.