As a neuroscientist, I try to understand how the brain is related to subjective experiences such as emotion and thought, and how deeply held patterns of mind might be changed. My long-term goal is to learn about mechanisms of transformation. How can we leverage the brain’s amazing capacity for neuroplasticity to create healthier minds, and a more connected society?
I’m also passionate about communicating science to the public in a way that’s accessible without being overly simplified. Whether it’s through podcasting, teaching, workshops, public talks, or writing, I try to share our latest insights while still appreciating the nuance and complexity of scientific research.