last updated: 2/25/20



Ezra Smith joined the Psychophysiology Laboratory in August 2018 after completing a PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Arizona. Ezra's specialty is the practice and science of clinical neuropsychology: he works one-on-one with patients living with depression, anxiety, psychosis, and neurodegenerative disorders, and he also studies the pathophysiology of these disorders with an eye towards identifying preclinical biomarkers and novel therapeutic targets. For example, Ezra's dissertation work demonstrated that a neural measure of cognitive control is informative for return-to-play decisions in athletes at high-risk of concussion. Ezra is also interested in clarifying EEG "best practices", and characterizing the neurophysiological substrates of cognition and emotion, with an emphasis on dynamic functional connectivity measures.