Thilo Womelsdorf

Thilo Womelsdorf, PhD

Professor of Psychology
Attention Circuits Control lab
Vanderbilt University

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Dr. Womelsdorf received his PhD at the German Primate Center (Göttingen University) with Prof. S. Treue on visual attention and spatial tuning. He did his postdoctoral training in the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (Netherlands) with Prof. P. Fries on neuronal communication and synchronization and at the Robarts Research Institute (London, Ontario) with Prof. S. Everling on cognitive control in prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex. Before arriving at Vanderbilt he led a systems neuroscience lab in Toronto (York Univ.), receiving in 2017 the prestigious E.W.R. Steacie Memorial Fellowship for his work bridging the cell- and network- levels of understanding how brain activity dynamics relate to behavior. Dr. Womelsdorf is currently head of the Attention Circuits Control lab at Vanderbilt University and studies how neural circuits learn and control attentional allocation in nonhuman primates and humans.