FORA.tv Speaker - Manish Saggar
Manish Saggar is a Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychiatry Department at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and is working with Dr. Allan Reiss in the Center for Interdisciplinary Brain Sciences Research (CIBSR). Saggar’s research focuses on the intersections of cognitive science, neuroimaging, and computational modeling, with the goal of developing novel experimental designs and computational analyses to better understand typical and atypical brain functioning. Saggar’s currently projects include: (a) finding the neural correlates of creativity and its enhancement across lifespan; (b) developing multi-person
neuroimaging paradigms to assess the neural correlates of social interaction; and (c) constructing methods to characterize and model the dynamics of brain’s intrinsic activity. Saggar is also part of Stanford’s d.school teaching team, where he is actively involved in teaching design thinking principles and their relation to mental health. Saggar received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. As part of his doctoral work, he developed a computational model of brain processes underlying meditation training. He holds a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (India).
04.29.14 | 00:32:12 min
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