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Jyoti Mishra

Jyoti Mishra, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Contact Information

Email: jymishra@ucsd.edu
Lab Phone: 858-822-0568

Location:Altman CTRI, 3W502, 9452 Medical Center Drive

Mailing Address:
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive MC 0875
La Jolla, CA 92093

Lab Website


Research Description
Cognitive control is the fundamental ability of our brains to focus on goal-relevant information, while suppressing both internal and external distractions. At the Neural Engineering and Translation Labs (NEAT Labs) we aim to develop an improved understanding of neural circuits underlying cognitive control in both humans and animals. Dr. Mishra leads human research at NEATLabs. We develop innovative mobile neuro-cognitive technologies for assessing brain function in real world community settings, including schools and clinics, to assay cognitive control across the lifespan and across the mental health spectrum. We also develop closed loop neurotechnologies that target recovery of dysfunctional cognitive control circuits in neuropsychiatric patient populations. Finally, we have active collaborations with the NEATLabs animal research team led by Dr. Dhakshin Ramanathan, to understand the brain mechanisms underlying cognitive control, at multiple neural scales.

  1. Mishra J, Anguera J, Gazzaley A. Video Games for Neuro-Cognitive Optimization. Neuron 90(2), 214–218. PMID: 27100194. 2016.
  2. Mishra J, Sagar R, Joseph A, Gazzaley A, Merzenich M. Training sensory signal-to-noise resolution in children with ADHD in a global mental health setting. Nature Translational Psychiatry 6, e781. PMID: 27070409. 2016.
  3. Mishra J, Gazzaley A. Cross-species approaches to Cognitive Neuroplasticity Research. Neuroimage 131: 4-12. PMCID: PMC4779436. 2016.
  4. Mishra J, Gazzaley A. Closed loop cognition – the next frontier arrives. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 19: 242-3. PMCID: PMC4414924. 2015.
  5. Mishra J, Rolle C, Gazzaley A. Neural plasticity underlying visual perceptual learning in aging. Brain Research 1612: 140-151. PMID: 25218557. 2015.
  6. Mishra J, Gazzaley A. Closed Loop Rehabilitation of Age-related Cognitive Disorders. Seminars in Neurology 34: 584-590. PMCID: PMC4365941. 2014.
  7. Mishra J, de Villers Sidani E, Merzenich MM, and Gazzaley A. Adaptive training diminishes distractibility in aging across species. Neuron 84: 1091-1103. PMCID: PMC4264379. 2014.
  8. Mishra J, Anguera J, Ziegler D, Gazzaley A. A Cognitive Framework for Understanding and Improving Interference Resolution in the Brain. Progress in Brain Research 207: 351-377. PMCID: PMC4067257. 2013.
  9. Mishra J and Gazzaley A. Attention distributed across sensory modalities enhances perceptual performance. Journal of Neuroscience 32: 12294-12302. PMCID: PMC3449148. 2012.
  10. Mishra J, Martinez A, Schroeder C, and Hillyard SA. Spatial attention boosts short-latency neural responses in human visual cortex. Neuroimage 59:1968-78. PMCID: PMC3230783. 2012.