Dr Justin Riddle

Dr Justin Riddle

Justin Riddle is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Scientific Director of the Carolina Center for Neurostimulation. Justin is using simultaneous neuroimaging and brain stimulation to study the neural basis of cognitive control. Cognitive control is impaired in patients with psychiatric illness. A better understanding of the brain activity patterns that implement cognitive control will enable novel therapeutic interventions for psychiatry. In Flavio Frohlich’s lab,┬áJustin is using novel transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) techniques such as cross-frequency tACS to delineate the role of phase-amplitude coupling in dimensions of cognitive control. Justin is currently working on projects using concurrent electroencephalography (EEG) with rhythmic transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to target neural oscillations during retro-cue working memory. Justin also uses electrocorticography (ECoG) and rhythmic direct cortical stimulation in collaboration with Haewon Shin at the Department of Neurology. In the long term, Justin is passionate about realizing a future for psychiatry in which non-invasive brain stimulation is integrated with present interventions of psychotherapy and pharmacology.

Dr Justin Riddle joins the programme for the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020, and will be giving a talk entitled Causal role of phase amplitude coupling in components of cognitive control using cross-frequency tACS.