Research in the laboratory of Dr. Joel Voss seeks to understand the operation of the human brain. We measure brain function while people behave and think in order to determine how different parts of the brain contribute to our ability to learn, decide, act, and adapt. We also study the impairments of behavior and thought experienced by individuals with neurological disorders, and we develop new ways to improve brain function using neurostimulation. The laboratory is a part of the Departments of Medical Social Sciences, Neurology, and Psychiatry of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine , and is affiliated with the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. Primary funding is provided by the National Institutes of Health through the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the National Institute on Aging. To learn more about our research, please see our Publications or Contact Us.