Research Overview

Research Overview

The Miller Laboratory uses neurophysiological and computational techniques to study the circuits and network dynamics underlying goal-directed thought and action. Topics include working memory, attention, categorization, rule-learning, and consciousness.  Much of our work focuses on the prefrontal cortex, the brain’s “executive”.

Learn more about Miller Lab Research
Earl K. Miller’s Google Scholar Profile

The painting represents patterns of oscillatory synchrony in the cortex. Inspired by Buschman et al 2012 Neuron. dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.neuron.2012.09.029
Painting by Eric Denovellis, Stefan Berteau, Jessie Gilbert, and Kayle Sawyer.

Our Research Is Supported by

The JPB Foundation

The National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative  (MURI N00014-16-1-2832)

Richard and Linda Hardy

The Prof. Amar G. Bose Research Program

Our Affiliations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

The Cognitive Rhythms Collaborative