The Dynamic Brain & Mind Lab (Kucyi Lab) is in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA.
We study how the brain self-organizes its activity to give rise to the mind. Our major research focus is on the neural basis of subjective experiences that occur during spontaneous thought, mind-wandering and rumination. These types of inner experience occupy up to half of a person's typical waking life and have a major impact on mental health. With an improved understanding of the variability in mental life and its neural basis across different individuals, we aim to facilitate development of personalized approaches to promote wellbeing.
We use a variety of techniques in human neuroscience, including functional MRI (fMRI), intracranial electroencephalography (iEEG), and scalp EEG. We conduct studies with healthy individuals and various clinical populations. Current NIH-sponsored projects involve simultaneous EEG-fMRI, real-time fMRI, experience sampling paradigms, and machine learning approaches to brain network analysis.