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Eric Denovellis

Eric DenovellisEric Denovellis is a third-year graduate student at the Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems at Boston University and current co-president of the CELEST Graduate Student and Post-Doc Organization. He received a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007. Before deciding to pursue his doctorate in 2009, he worked as a pension consultant at Mercer Advisors – a financial planning and wealth management firm.

As a member of CELEST, Eric works in collaboration with Professors Daniel Bullock and Earl Miller and post-doctoral researcher Tim Buschman. This cross-university collaboration has allowed Eric to pursue a multidisciplinary approach – combining experimentation, data analysis, and computational models. Currently, the collaboration is focused on examining the neural basis of cognitive flexibility and rule-based task switching through simultaneous multi-electrode recording in the anterior cingulate and prefrontal cortex. Eric hopes to extend the current analysis to computational models of task switching and further experiments.

Last updated on May 18, 2011