B.S. in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University Ph.D. from the Department of Psychology at UC Berkeley
Taraz Lee is interested in the interaction between 'higher-level' cognition and 'lower-level' visual and motor processing. How do processes like attention and cognitive control (and related activity in the prefrontal cortex) interface with sensory and motor brain regions to help (or hurt) successful behavior? To investigate these issues, he uses a combination of functional MRI, non-invasive brain stimulation via TMS, and behavioral experiments.
Lee, TG, Acuna, D, Kording, K, & Grafton, ST (2018). Limiting motor skill knowledge via incidental training protects against choking under pressure. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. doi: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13423-018-1486-x.
Wang, W, Viswanathan, S., Lee, TG, & Grafton, ST (2016). Coupling between Theta Oscillations and Cognitive Control Network during Cross-Modal Visual and Auditory Attention: Supramodal vs Modality-Specific Mechanisms. PloS one, 11(7), e0158465. doi: http://10.1371/journal.pone.0158465
Lorenc, ES, Lee, TG, Chen, AJW, & D’Esposito, M (2015). The effect of disruption of prefrontal cortical function with transcranial magnetic stimulation on visual working memory. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 9:169. doi: http://10.3389/fnsys.2015.00169
Barany, DA, Shapiro, AD, & Lee, TG (2015). Multivariate fMRI approaches to flexible sensorimotor maps in parietal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience 35, 11763-11765. doi: http://10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2307-15.2015
Lee, TG & Grafton, ST (2015). Out of control: Diminished prefrontal activity coincides with impaired motor performance due to choking under pressure. NeuroImage 106, 145-155. doi: http://10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.10.058