IamA Danielle Bassett, a physicist/bioengineer (and MacArthur Fellow) analyzing how the brain works. I recently authored a study identifying the neural basis behind multitasking. AMA!
Hi reddit! I'm Danielle Bassett, Skirkanich Assistant Professor of Innovation, Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania. I use tools from network science and complex systems theory to enhance our understanding of connectivity and organizational principles in the human brain. Combining physics with training and collaborations in neuroscience, I analyze interactions among neurons in different regions of the brain to help figure out how the brain works.
EDIT: I'm am live right now answering questions, AMA!
SECOND EDIT: My office hours just started, so I have to sign off for now. Thank you all for your great questions, I really enjoyed this!