I am a Physics Ph.D student at Georgia State University working in Dr. Mukesh Dhamala's neurophysics research group. I believe that discoveries made about the human brain from a fundamental physics perspective can help us gain insights about ourselves and our subjective experience that are grounded in rigorous evidence based methodology. Furthermore, I think that by gaining a better understanding of ourselves from the perspective of neurophysics ultimately helps us to better understand our relationship with nature and the cosmos we all call home.
My current research focuses on perceptual decision making in humans. Primarily, I am interested in topics that are characterized by phenenomena that have clear transitions and/or interplay between conscious and unconscious states. Examples include but are not limited to:
Decision-Making and Perceptual Transitions: This category involves exploring the dynamics and neural markers of decision-making, multi-sensory integration, creativity, flow, cognitive control, moments of insight, attention, and awareness.
Memory and Learning: Habit formation, learning, memory, and the occurrence of insightful moments.
Altered States of Consciousness: Neural dynamics and correlates associated with altered states of consciousness induced by factors such as sleep, meditation, or psychedelics.
Unconscious States: Neurological conditions like Minimally Conscious State (MCS) and Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome (UWS) and their implications.
Outside of research, I enjoy spending my time going for walks, playing video games, travelling, and engaging in many other hobbies and interests.