The human brain has fascinated me since early childhood. I work to understand how it produces mind, cognition and consciousness. I am presently working with Oxford University and MIT to develop a tool and method for providing early detection and improved treatment of a range of neurological disorders, including PTSD, TBI, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression and dementia.
Prior to studying neurology, I spent several years working on artificial intelligence and founded the MIT Mind Machine Project in 2008. I am presently the Director of the Computational Neurology Lab at Oxford and the Synthetic Intelligence Lab at MIT and I am the Chairman of both the Brain Sciences Foundation in Rhode Island and the Center for Advanced Defense Studies in Washington, DC. I like to stay busy. I am the Father of three really great kids, the author of five pretty good books and the husband of one absolutely amazing wife.
I have made a few notable discoveries over the course of my career, including the Theory of Intention Awareness (IA), the Fundamental Code Unit (FCU) and the Brain Code (BC). IA has become a widely cited theory of predictive intelligence and is presently used within military Command and Control systems. My work on the FCU and BC is used to diagnose (and improve treatment strategies for) a wide range of previously-undiagnosable neurological disorders.
I'm deeply interested in cognition and linguistics and I believe that there is a molecular basis for human intelligence. I hope to continue making new contributions to the field of AI by reverse-engineering the algorithms of the brain. I seek to understand the very nature of thought. Or at least I think I do.
If you share my passion and interests, reach out to me at www.brainsciences.org.