Russell Poldrack

My lab’s research uses neuroimaging to understand how neural systems give rise to complex cognitive functions and how these systems break down in neuropsychiatric disorders. We use machine learning techniques to decode behavior from neuroimaging data and to characterize the multidimensional structure of neural representations. We are also heavily involved in the development of neuroinformatics tools, including ontologies of mental function (through the Cognitive Atlas project), data sharing (through the OpenFMRI and Neurovault projects), and automated meta-analysis (through the Neurosynth project).