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Dr. Xiaomo Chen

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Position Title
Assistant Professor

  • NPB, Center for Neuroscience

Research Interests

Cognitive control refers to the ability to limit neural computations to goal-relevant information and inhibit distractions. The long-term goal of my lab is to elucidate the neural mechanisms underlying this essential ability and to translate those discoveries toward the development of techniques to enhance human cognitive functions. To pursue this line of research, the lab takes a multidisciplinary approach utilizing cutting-edge methods and techniques in systems neuroscience, experimental psychology, and biomedical engineering.



Pathway to Independence Award, NIH


Department and Center Affiliations

Center for Neuroscience

Department of Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior


CBS Grad Group Affiliations


Specialties / Focus

Systems Neuroscience


Google Scholar Profile


Education and Degree(s)
  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University, June-2013
  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University, June-2010
  • M.Eng., Tsinghua University, June-2008
  • B.Eng., Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology, June-2005