Brian Allen[Email: bdallen, followed by @media.mit.edu]
Brian is from Chicago and Buffalo, completed his undergraduate study at Northwestern, and worked in New York City for a couple of years for a biotech firm. His formal background is in physics and cognitive science, with a concentration in artificial intelligence. He is interested in the dynamical nature of emotion. He is developing the tools and experiments to do real-time neural data analysis and neural control, to make possible the systematic study of brain dynamics.
Chuong, A. S., Miri, M. L.*, Busskamp, V.*, Matthews, G.A.C.*, Acker, L.C.*, Soresnsen, A.T., Young, A., Klapoetke, N. C., Henninger, M.A., Kodandaramaiah, S.B., Ogawa, M., Ramanlal, S. B., Bandler, R. C., Allen, B. D., Forest, C.R., Chow, B.Y., Han, X., Lin, Y., Tye, K.M., Roska, B., Cardin, J.A., Boyden, E. S. (2014) Noninvasive optical inhibition with a red-shifted microbial rhodopsin, Nature Neuroscience 17:1123-1129. (*, equal contribution)