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Michael Joshua Frank, PhD

Associate Professor at Brown University Institute for Brain Science

Location: Providence United Kingdom

Michael J. Frank, PhD, is associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences and psychiatry in the Brown Institute for Brain Science at Brown University. He directs the Laboratory for Neural Computation and Cognition. Dr. Frank received an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering at Queen’s University (Canada), followed by a master’s degree in biomedicine engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he went on to receive a PhD in neuroscience and psychology in 2004. His work focuses primarily on theoretical models of basal ganglia, frontal cortex and their modulation by dopamine, especially in terms of their cognitive functions and implications for neurological and psychiatric disorders. The models are tested and refined by empirical studies using a variety of methods. He received the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Young Investigator Award (2011) and the Janet T Spence Award for early career transformative contributions (APS 2010), and was named a fellow of the Association for Psychological Sciences in 2012.

Associated Grants

  • BL-OG: A Novel, Minimally-Invasive and Homeostatic Method for Selective Regulation of Neural Dynamics in the Subthalamic Nucleus


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