Yuan joined the lab as a Postdoctoral Associate. He is interested in thalamocortical interactions in decision making and cognitive flexibility. His current project involves using a novel animal model to understand the neuronal dynamics underlying hierarchical decision making under multi-level uncertainty. Yuan did his PhD work with Christopher Ford in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve University, where he studied dopamine-acetylcholine interactions in the basal ganglia in regulating voluntary movement.
Yuan once dreamed of being an astronomer when he was a child. Now he finds himself more interested in another universe – the brain. Outside work, Yuan also likes playing basketball and cooking.
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