Mark S. Cohen, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark Cohen is the Technical Director of the Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is the Director of the Federally-Sponsored UCLA/Semel Neuroimaging Training Program, and is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, as well as in the Departments of Neurology, Radiological Sciences, Psychology, Biomedical Physics, and Bioengineering.

Dr. Cohen’s research has been centered on the development of technological solutions to address difficult questions in neuroscience, particularly in Cognitive Neuroscience, and how the brain creates the mind. His pioneering work has included the development of the sub-second magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI (or fMRI), imaging of temperature, integration of MRI and electroencephalography, real-time fMRI for biofeedback, ultra-low field MRI, and the use of statistical pattern analysis to interpret brain activity. His current work includes functional near-infrared spectroscopy, neurostimulation, and compressive sensing. He is interested also in the scientific study of images, per se, how they can be used to carry information and meanings, their internal structure, and the way in which information in images is captured by the human brain.

From the perspective of neuroscientific questions, Cohen has published extensively in the areas of mental imagery, schizophrenia, attention control, epilepsy, addiction disorders, and informatics. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and papers, and holds patents in imaging and electrophysiology.

Dr. Cohen is a member of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. He has served on the board of Directors for the Society of Magnetic Resonance, the Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Institute for Magnetic Resonance Safety, Education, and Research (IMRSER).

Dr. Cohen received his Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University.