Jeff MacInnes

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Jeff comes to I-LABS from Duke University, where he completed his doctoral training at the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, and held a postdoctoral position through the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. As a graduate student with Alison Adcock, he focused on developing novel tools for real-time fMRI and neurofeedback training. Using these tools, he and his research team investigated the interplay between motivation and long-term memory in humans, and demonstrated that individuals could successfully learn to self-activate dopaminergic reward regions through training. He continued this work as a postdoc while also working on collaborative projects with the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke that pioneered new tools for using eye-tracking in naturalistic settings. At I-LABS, he will focus on expanding methods for real-time neuroimaging and using these tools to build exciting new applications for brain-to-brain interfaces.