I am a neuroscience researcher in pursuit of a comprehensive brain theory.

About Me

I am a double Ph.D. student in psychology and neuroscience at Indiana University Bloomington. Main questions that drive my research are:
- How does neuronal activity give rise to phenomenal experience?
- How do neurons represent information?
- What is the connection between sensory processing and motor control?
- Is there a fundamental principle that govern all of these processes?

These questions are important not just because they seem "cool" but rather because they will enable us to build artificial systems that can be sentient. Accordingly, my professional goal is to find principles that we need to know for building sentient machines and transfer information from biological brains into those machines.
I received my pharmacy doctorate from SUMS in Iran and I have been trying to address these questions through different methods such as psychophysics, Electrophysiology, animal behavior, and theoretical analysis. As a graduate student, I build neural networks (PAN Lab, IU Psychology) and test the predictions of these models through large-scale in vitro neural recording (Beggs Lab, IU Neuroscience).

Online Talks

Here is a repository of my online talks + my favorite YouTube channels:


Paramecium Learning: New Insights

New experimental findings on paramecium's learning abilities.

QEEG-based neural correlates of decision making in a well-trained eight year-old chess player

Source localization of EEG signals during chess playing suggest that frontoparietal network is activated in chess play.

Neural communication through theta-gamma cross-frequency coupling in a bistable motion perception task

Theta-Gamma cross frequency coupling in two parietal EEG sensors correlates with communication between these two sensors during illusory motion perception.

Dominant right hemisphere controls biased rotation perception.

The spinning dancer illusion perceived to be rotating more counterclockwise when it is presented in the right visual hemifield and it might be due to the dominancy of right hemisphere in motion perception.

Entanglement Between Bio-Photons and Tubulins in Brain: Implications for Memory Storage and Information Processing

A theoretical investigation of interaction between tubulins and biophotons under the assumption that brain might be using microtubules for information processing. If correct, such interactions can help information transfer and storage.

Contact Me

  • (123) 456-7890
  • reza.alipour.101 _at_ gmail
  • PY 237, 1101 E. 10th St. Bloomington, IN 47405-7007

I typically reply to all email inquiries within 24 hours.

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