Vincent P. Clark

University of New Mexico, USA

Dr. Clark received his BS in Psychobiology from UCLA and his MS and PhD in Neuroscience from UCSD working with Dr. Steven Hillyard on the localization of attention effects using ERPs and identifying architectonic regions of cortex using high resolution MRI. He then did a postdoc in the NIMH intramural program using fMRI to study attention and perception. He served as Scientific Director of the Mind Research Network ( from 2006-2009, and is currently Professor of Translational Neuroscience there. He is currently an Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of New Mexico, and is Founding Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Center, laboratories for recording EEG, physiology and brain stimulation, and data analysis. Dr. Clark has a broad research portfolio, including psychiatric disorders such as addiction, psychopathy and schizophrenia, neurological disorders such as Huntington’s disease and dystonia, and the use of brain stimulation for accelerated learning. His main interest is in multimodal imaging, employing a combination of structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), event-related potentials (ERPs) and methods of transcranial brain stimulation, including transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), as well as other methods to examine human brain structure and function. He is also collaborating with other researchers to develop new methods of analysis for combining data from different imaging techniques in order to gain fundamentally new information on human brain structure and function, and is using this and other methods to expand the boundaries of brain imaging techniques. His most recent area of research examines how tDCS can be used to increase learning and performance in healthy subjects, and the mechanisms by which tDCS produces changes in brain function and behavior.

Biography Updated on 5 August 2012

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