Matthew is a graduate student through Duke’s Cognitive Neuroscience Admitting Program. He studies how reward-processes interact with and use attentional processes to produce goal-directed behavior. One of his major research goals is to understand how these interactions occur across both vision and audition. Although Matthew is interested in all forms of neuroimaging, currently he is primarily working with electroencephalography (EEG) to study both event-related potentials (ERP) and neural oscillations. Matthew is also co-mentored by Dr. Marty Woldorff.
Before coming to Duke, Matthew completed his Psychology degree at Florida State University and managed the Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park. In his free time Matthew likes to camp, rock climb, fish, play video games, and taste wine.