Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences (Research)


Sebastian Musslick is an Assistant Professor of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences (Research) at Brown University, as well as a Schmidt Science Fellow and Brainstorm Innovator at the Carney Institute for Brain Science.

Sebastian's research program focuses on understanding limitations in the capacity of the human brain to exert cognitive control and the consequences of these limitations for natural and artificial cognition. As leader of the Autonomous Empirical Research Group, Sebastian is also integrating machine learning techniques into a closed-loop system for the generation, estimation, and validation of scientific models, to explain human behavior and brain function.

Before joining Brown University, Sebastian received his Ph.D. in Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience at Princeton University, working in the Neuroscience of Cognitive Control Laboratory of Jonathan D. Cohen. Prior to his graduate studies, Sebastian received his diploma in Psychology at the Technische Universität Dresden in 2014. During his diploma studies, he joined the University of Colorado in Boulder as a short-term research scholar where he developed biologically inspired neural network models of human task switching performance.


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