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My research focuses on (the neural basis of) core cognitive functions, such as attention, and the plasticity of these functions. What are the mechanisms that allow us to select and become aware of information in the environment? To what extent are these mechanisms that adaptively control information processing plastic, e.g., how does mental training as cultivated by meditation or do new experiences influence how we pay attention and perceive and act in the world around us? I use behavioral paradigms, EEG, fMRI, pharmacological manipulations, and brain stimulation to address these outstanding questions.