Other projects in our lab include social neuroscience (how to optimize community intervention programs in high-risk neighborhoods) and the use of real-time feedback neuroimaging to break drug addiction (in collaboration with Stephen LaConte at Virginia Tech).
In the wake of the Aurora movie theater shooting, many people had the same questions: What kind of derangement is indicated by the horrific acts of James Holmes? What is wrong with his brain? How will his mental state play out in the courts?
I recently spent an evening speaking at the Rubin Museum in NYC with punk rock legend, writer, and spoken word artist Henry Rollins. We discussed the origin, meaning, neuroscience, and bizarreness of dreams.