Brendon Watson, Ph.D., M.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychiatry


BSRB, Room 5059
109 Zina Pitcher Place
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


(734) 936-2036

Primary Website

Watson Lab

Research Interests

Focus: Neocortical network dynamics in normal brain and role in psychiatric disease

We focus on electrophysiologic and behavioral signatures of factors relevant to mental health including sleep, circadian rhythms, stress, and socialization.  We use a mix of long-term electrophysiology recordings that employ cutting edge algorithms for data processing, with novel behavioral quantification of animals in their home environments over days to weeks of behavior.  We work with data analytics experts to process data and extract biomarkers of mental health-related factors on the brain and behavior at the timescales of action and decision-making.

Research Areas:

Biomedical Computation and Modeling, Neural Engineering