Cognitive Neurodynamics Laboratory


                                  "As long as our brain is a mystery,

                                   the universe, the reflection of the structure of the brain,

                                   will also be a mystery." Santiago Ramon y Cajal







The Cognitive Neurodynamics Laboratory is a research group within the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences at Florida Atlantic University. The central goal of  our laboratory is to understand the spatio-temporal dynamics of brain activity as it relates to cognition. Our theoretical and experimental studies focus on the investigation of large-scale networks in the cerebral cortex.


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Current Lab Members




Dr. Steven L. Bressler, Director


Dr. Steven L. Bressler is Professor of Complex Systems and Brain Sciences, and Psychology at Florida Atlantic University. He directs the Cognitive Neurodynamics Laboratory in the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. He received his B.A. from The Johns Hopkins University, his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his postdoctoral training in the EEG Systems Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. He has made substantial contributions to the field of large-scale neural networks in the brain, with papers cited over 7500 times in leading research journals. His papers have been published in Nature (1993), Science (1983, 1987, 2012), and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (2004). He served on the Board of Governors of INNS from 2009 to 2011, is an Action Editor for Neural Networks, and is on the editorial board of Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience. He has organized or co-organized a number of conferences on large-scale brain networks, including the 2007 NSF Conference on Brain Network Dynamics, the 2009 Symposium on Top-Down Mechanisms of Visual Attention, the 2010 NSF Conference on Neurocognitive  Networks, the 2011 International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, and the 2011 NSF Symposium on From Brains to Machines at IJCNN11.










Graduate Students


Bryan Conklin


Dimitri Falco


Kenton MacDowell




Former Post-docs


Andrea Brovelli, Researcher, Mediterranean Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience (INCM), CNRS-Universite de la Mediterranee, Marseille, France


Maciej Kaminski, Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Medical Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics, Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland


Anders Ledberg, Postdoctoral Fellow, Computational Neuroscience, Department of Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain


Hualou Liang, Associate Professor, School of Biomedical Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA


Sreenivasan Rajamoni, Research Fellow, NIMH MEG Core Facility, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD, USA


Emmanuelle Tognoli, Research Faculty, Center for Complex Systems & Brain Sciences, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, USA


Gonzalo Viana Di Prisco, Researcher, Department of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Baylor University, Houston, TX, USA


Former Graduate Students


Michael Mannino, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA


Tim Meehan, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Montreal, Montreal, Ont, Canada


Avisa Asemi, Senior Embryologist, Boca Fertility, Boca Raton, FL, USA


Edward Modestino, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA, USA


Craig Richter, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ernst Strungmann Institute, Frankfurt, Germany


Tracy Romano, Reports Analyst, FEMA, Washington, DC, USA


Wei Tang, Research Fellow, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital & Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA


Debra Taylor, Adjunct, Forsyth Technical Community College, Winston-Salem, NC, USA


Wilson Truccolo, Assistant Professor of Computational Neuroscience, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA


Gene Wallenstein, Senior Director, Inflamation/Immunology Lead, Global Health & Value, Pfizer, Groton, CT, USA