I use medical physics and mathematical methods to study brain-muscle interactions, with applications in treatment, rehabilitation and performance.
My TEDxBermuda talk is up. It gives a good summary of my previous work, related somewhat to current directions: watch here
I am currently a PhD student in Medical Physics at the University of Edinburgh, where I study brain-muscle interaction using magnetic resonance physics. My thesis project, in collaboration with Mentholatum Company, is to use MR Elastography of muscle to study the impact of topical treatments on the neuromuscular system.
My broader interest is in innovative approaches to studying human performance, and using new techniques and methods to better capture the impact of therapies and training regimens on performance. Supporting academic interests include physiology, structural neuroscience, image processing and scientific programming in Java and Python. My CV is here
Prior to 2011 I was a music/movement educator and therapist working in the New York City area, where I designed and taught my own method of music-movement therapy called Cognitive Eurhythmics. I am certified in the Feldenkrais and Dalcroze methods. I also designed a musical training curriculum for gifted students that, last I heard, is in use at five different prep programs in the US.
I originally trained as a classical pianist and played concerts in the United States, Canada and Europe. I maintain a weblog of musical improvisations at The Daily Improvisation
I went to Haverford College and hail from Madison, Wisconsin. I now live in Edinburgh, Scotland with my wife and son. I wrote an autobiographical article for Haverford's alumni magazine which can be found here