Undergraduate Institution and Major:
John Hopkins University, B.A. in Neuroscience, Philosophy, 2012
Ben Hayden, Ph.D., Department of Neuroscience
Graduate Level Publications:
Cash-Padgett T, Azab H, Yoo SBM, Hayden BY. Opposing pupil responses to offered and anticipated reward values. Anim Cogn. 2018 Jul 3. doi: 10.1007/s10071-018-1202-2.
Undergraduate or Post-bac Research:
I worked with Akira Sawa at Johns Hopkins University studying the neurobiology of schizophrenia and mood disorders. We utilized genetic models and pharmacological agents to assess behavioral endophenotypes associated with those diseases.
What Got You Interested in Research?
I was originally interested in figuring out why people do what we do and why our conscious experience is the way it is. While studying psychology in high school, I realized that neuroscience has the potential to provide truly mechanistic, reductive explanations for cognitive phenomena. I was hooked after that.