Ramesh Srinivasan studies the brain dynamics underlying perception, attention, and decision-making, by employing high-resolution EEG and functional MRI to track local and global contributions to brain dynamics. Ramesh has introduced methods to improve the spatial resolution of electrical recordings, published foundational texts on the methodology and interpretation of neurophysiological signals, and developed measures of abnormal brain dynamics in neurological disease. He has also identified neural correlates of human attention during tasks in the visual, auditory, and somatosensory modalities. Recently, his team found that levels of cortical network connectivity contribute to individual differences in learning during a motor control task, and in a separate study identified neurophysiological correlates of evidence accumulation during decision-making. This work has contributed greatly to our understanding of the brain dynamics underlying conscious processes.
Ramesh received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Tulane University. He served as Director of Cognitive Sciences at the University of California Irvine for over ten years, and is now back in the lab full-time as Professor of Cognitive Sciences, with a joint appointment in Biomedical Engineering at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering.
Find out more about Ramesh Srinivasan’s research at the University of California here.