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Executive control and economic choice - We use electrophysiological recordings from human brains to probe the neural basis of control and choice, especially in naturalistic contexts, using new statistical methods based on spiking and LFP data .
Human neuroscience - We plan to use both electrophysiology and careful analysis of behavior to answer questions about topics like self-control, curiosity, language, music, cooperation, creativity, and free will. 
Neuromodulation and mental illness - Finally, we seek to use behavioral and electrophysiological methods to develop new treatments for psychiatric and neurological disease, especially depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, and addiction.  
Lab news:

The Hayden Lab is moving to the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine
(March, 2023). At BCM, our research will focus on intracranial recordings in humans. We will work closely with the Human Neurophysiology group led by Dr. Sameer Sheth. We will continue NHP work, collaboratively, with Dr. Jan Zimmermann (University of Minnesota) and Dr. Jeff Yau (BCM). 
We are looking for ambitious post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduates interested in any of the topics above!

We admit graduate students through BCM's Neuroscience Graduate Program.
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