Current DSCLab news

6/24/22: Our resting state paper is out! We show how connectivity deficits in the pSTS relate to TPJ deficits seen during movie watching in Sz…congrats to the team that made this happen!

3/25/22: Check out David’s new article! Here we use the HCP 7T data to better understand the relationship of rsFC patterns and movie-evoked BOLD responses:

8/5/21: Congrats Ben on the new article! Here he shows how CBT-induced changes in the functional connectivity between the BNST and anterior insula track with changes in drinking:

7/30/21: New article! Functional deficits in the TPJ affect social cognition in schizophrenia…

4/28/21: Gaurav gave Grand Rounds to the Columbia Psychiatry Department–see what we’re up to!

3/18/21: And now we’re hiring a new research assistant! Come join us and learn how to apply cutting edge brain imaging techniques to understanding psychiatric disorders!

1/26/21: We are hiring! Check the ads for a programmer and a post-doc. Please apply!

9/10/20: Both R01 Notice of Awards are in! We are starting two projects: one on neural mechanisms of visual scanning of social scenes (with Clay Curtis) and the other on predicting naturalistic social cognition in individuals at risk for developing schizophrenia. And we’re hiring–we are looking for a research assistant, a clinical rater, and two post-docs. Join us!

8/18/20: We’re looking for post-docs! Apply here:

7/28/20: Sophie Arkin’s attention has been published: not only are the attention networks intact in schizophrenia, they may also be used to compensate for deficits in other networks. Congrats Sophie!

6/9/20: Finally! Our first study of eye-tracking of social situations in schizophrenia: individuals with schizophrenia don’t look at moving facial expressions in peripheral vision, affecting the ability to use vision to understand everyday social situations:

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Marie Mathieu completed her poster !

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Nahian Chowdhury completed her poster !

2/7/19 Gaurav has a new review in Cortex (with Carlo Sestieri and Maurizio Corbetta) on the evolution of the TPJ


See Gaurav’s new commentary in this week’s edition of Biological Psychiatry!


Gaurav will be speaking at the Columbia Transational Neuroscience Initiative luncheon on 9/14, and at the Duality’s End conference at Austen Riggs on 9/29.


Gaurav was notified that he won a David Mahoney Neuroimaging Award from the Dana Foundation! This grant will allow the lab to extend its study of the TPJ-pSTS and visual scanning of social situations to individuals at high-risk for developing schizophrenia to see how these deficits develop.