Welcome to the homepage of The Cognitive Axon (CoAx) Lab in the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition and Department of Psychology at Carnegie Mellon University.
Under the direction of Dr. Timothy Verstynen, the CoAx lab uses a combination of psychophysics, computational modeling and neuroimaging to explore how the architecture of brain connections and their dynamics regulate action planning and executive control.
“There are billions of neurons in our brains, but what are neurons? Just cells. The brain has no knowledge until connections are made between neurons. All that we know, all that we are, comes from the way our neurons are connected” — Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving The Web: the original design and ultimate destiny of the world wide web by its inventor