James Cavanagh (PI)

James F. Cavanagh - Principle Investigator

I direct the Cognitive Rhythms and Computation Lab at the University of New Mexico Department of Psychology where I am an assistant professor.

I've recently been awarded the Early Career Award from the Society for Psychophysiological Research, as well as an NIMH Biobehavioral Research Award for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) RO1.

These resources help our lab advance the use of electrophysiology as a theoretical and methdological hub in the neural sciences, translating findings directly from the lab bench to the patient bedside.

Research here at UNM is enhanced by the tremendous centers and resources, including:

64-channel BrainVision EEG

128-channel BioSemi EEG with integrated eye tracking / pupillometryEEG-integrated TMStDCS/tACS

Neuropsych testing services64-channel Brain Vision EEGHigh density tDCSfNIRS

Siemens 3T Trio MRI306-channel Electa MEG128-channel EGI and BioSemi

Educational History:

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, New Mexico

Postdoc, Laboratory for Neural Computation and Cognition

Brown University | Providence, Rhode Island

Visiting Scholar, ACACia Lab and SINCS Lab

University of Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Ph.D, Cognition and Neural Systems | Psychophysiology Lab

University of Arizona | Tucson, Arizona

M.A., Psychophysiological Research | Cognitive Psychophysiology Lab

San Francisco State University | San Fransisco, California

B.A., Sociology (Social Psychology)

Western Michigan University | Kalamazoo, Michigan

2013 - present

2010 - 2013


2005 - 2010

2002 - 2004

1996 - 2000