Nelson Totah, Ph.D.

Graduated: April, 2012
Mentor: Dr. Bita Moghaddam
Thesis: Prefrontal control of attention and modulation by the ventral tegmental area
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
Prior Degree: BS Emory University (2004)


Totah, N.K., Jackson, M.E., and Moghaddam, B. Top-down attention during stimulus expectancy relies on cross-cortical phase synchrony between the medial prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate cortex. Nature Neuroscience, 2011. (Submitted).

Totah, N.K.B., Kim, Y.B., Homayoun, H. and Moghaddam, B. Anterior cingulate neurons represent errors and preparatory attention within the same behavioral sequence. Journal of Neuroscience, 20: 6418, 2009.