About Me

Aaron Kucyi, PhD


Dr. Aaron Kucyi is currently a Principal Research Scientist within the Center for Cognitive and Brain Health and Department of Psychology at Northeastern University, where he is Associate Director of the Whitfield-Gabrieli Laboratory. He completed his PhD at the University of Toronto (Institute of Medical Science) followed by postdoctoral fellowship training at Harvard Medical/Massachusetts General Hospital (Psychiatry) and Stanford University (Neurology). His research uses novel experimental design and computational approaches to characterize the human brain’s “intrinsic” (self-organizing) networks, their dynamics, and their relationships with typical and disruptive patterns of thought and experience. This work involves non-invasive (fMRI) and invasive (intracranial electrophysiology) human neuroscience methods and spans a broad range of clinical populations (e.g. attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, chronic pain). Dr. Kucyi's research has appeared in top-tier publications (e.g. PNAS, Nature Communications, Journal of Neuroscience) and has received numerous awards, including a Banting Fellowship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research.