About Me

Aaron Kucyi, PhD

In fall 2022, I will join Drexel University's Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences as Assistant Professor.

I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto (Institute of Medical Science) followed by postdoctoral fellowship training at Harvard Medical School (Psychiatry) and Stanford University (Neurology). My research examines the brain’s spontaneous activity, a dominant feature of brain metabolism that is a critical to cognitive and mental health. More specifically, my research centers on how this activity's rich, dynamic patterns give rise to conscious experiences when the mind wanders naturally. This work involves various human neuroscience methods (fMRI, intracranial electrophysiology, EEG) and spans a broad range of clinical populations (e.g. attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, chronic pain). My research has appeared in journals such as PNAS, Nature Communications, and Journal of Neuroscience and has received numerous awards, including a Banting Fellowship from Canadian Institutes of Health Research. My current research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.