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My undergraduate and graduate work in experimental psychology and clinical neuroscience focused on cognitive models of empathy, care, and compassion, as well as research and implementation of interventions as alternative therapies for cognitive, behavioral, and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Cerebral Palsy, Autism, ADD and AD/HD. 


I draw on my backgrounds in cognitive science, performance philosophy, and creative technology to teach workshops and modules on science communication for researchers, faculty, and students. From 2013-2019, I advised undergraduate thesis writers at Harvard University in the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative (shown on the right), including concentrators in neurobiology, psychology, computer science, anthropology, philosophy, and history of science.

My research has included:

  • brain imaging (EEG, NIRS, fMRI) and non-invasive stimulation (TMS, tDCS, TBS) at the Berenson Allen Center,

  • Therapeutically Active Digital Medicine designed to develop and support Executive Function including memory and attention at Akili Interactive

  • design and implementation of biofeedback devices in promoting sensory awareness of bodily responses to stress and anxiety at the Langer Mindfulness Lab, 

Ilya Vidrin Neuroscience
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