Patrick J Rice

Graduate Student

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Patrick Rice is a graduate student in the Psychology department, pursuing a Ph.D. under Dr. Andrea Stocco. His research concerns rule representation in frontal cortex, focusing on how these structures communicate with motor cortices in order to generate behavior according to abstract and generalized rules. In order to investigate this phenomenon, he utilizes electrocorticography in order to determine the neural correlates of rule representation, and transcranial magnetic stimulation to determine causal relationships between identified regions. Patrick has a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the University of Pittsburgh, where he studied basal ganglia-cortical circuitry in health and disease.