NeuroPhysics Program at Georgia State University (GSU)

Mission: The NeuroPhysics program at GSU, led by Dr. Mukesh Dhamala, is dedicated to uncovering the physics/science of the brain structure and function, both in wellness and sickness, using experimental neuroimaging, and theoretical and computational approaches.

Facilities: The NeuroPhysics research group has a laboratory equipped with a 64-channel EEG system to record human  brain electrical activity, has collaborations across multiple departments at GSU and other institutions in Atlanta and across the world, and shares a 3-Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner at the joint Georgia State and Georgia Tech Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI), which is dedicated for research into the human brain.

Research and Education: The current NeuroPhysics research projects include several experimental and theoretical studies into human decision-making, creativity, epilepsy and stroke, development of new brain data analysis methods, and modeling of brain and neuronal processes. The group's recent research discoveries include the unified principles of brain network oscillations in perceptual decision making across multiple sensory domains and high-frequency neural oscillations in epileptic seizures, and the effects of time-delayed coupling in phase synchronization of nonlinear oscillators. Visit these webpages for recent publications: Publications or Google Scholar.

NeuroPhysics research and the functional neuroimaging course (Phys 6710/4710, or Neuro 6330/4330) together train graduate and undergraduate students from many departments of several institutions in Atlanta including Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and Emory University. Between 2010 and 2018, 100+ students were trained in neuroimaging studies through this course. Over the years, the group's research has been funded by GSU's Brains and Behavior Program, CABI, and US federal agencies: NSF (CAREER program), VA and Air Force.