Jack Gallant

Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley
Faculty Steering Committee Member; Kavli Center for Ethics, Science, and the Public; UC Berkeley
BIDS Faculty Affiliate

Real name: 
Jack Gallant

Jack L. Gallant received his PhD from Yale University and did post-doctoral work at the California Institute of Technology and Washington University Medical School. His research program focuses on computational modeling of the human brain. These models accurately describe how the brain encodes information during complex naturalistic tasks, and they show how information about the external and internal worlds are mapped systematically across the surface of the cerebral cortex. These models can also be used to decode information in the brain in order to reconstruct mental experiences. A brain-decoding algorithm developed in the Gallant lab was one of Times Magazine's Inventions of the Year in 2011, and Prof. Gallant appears frequently on radio and television. Further information about ongoing work in the Gallant lab, links to talks and papers, and links to an online interactive brain viewer can be found at the lab webpage (http://gallantlab.org).