MIALAB Home Lab Members Vaughn R. Steele


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Vaughn R. Steele, Ph.D.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • B.A, Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • Ph.D., Cognitive Psychology, University of Minnesota
  • vaughn.r.steele@gmail.com
  • Dr. Steele received his B.A (2004) in Psychology and Ph.D. (2011) in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Minnesota. In 2011 he accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at the non-profit Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In 2014, he achieved the position of assistant professor of translational neuroscience at the Mind Research Network. He also holds assistant research professor and research scientist positions in departments of psychology at the University of New Mexico and University of Maryland, College Park, respectively. In 2015, Dr. Steele accepted a post-doctoral fellow position in Dr. Elliot Stein's lab at the intramural research program at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse in Baltimore Maryland.

    Dr. Steele focuses on bridging the gap between understanding basic cognitive functions and clinical applications with an emphasis on developing neuroprediction models of substance abuse and relapse. His research aims to elucidate the underlying neural networks related to cognitive control and response inhibition using electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). He employs advanced analytical methods, such as time-frequency analysis, principal component analysis, independent component analysis, and pattern classifiers.