Max Jacob Pensack

Graduate Student

I am an MD/ PhD student interested in uncovering the neural mechanisms that give rise to our mental life. Perception, emotion, thought, and behavior are complex and interrelated phenomena, and characterizing their physiologic basis is an important goal both for basic science and for medicine. In the lab, I am investigating how neurons in the parietal cortex and midbrain interact to terminate a perceptual decision.

Columbia Affiliations
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute
Department of Neuroscience
Kavli Institute for Brain Science