Nathan is an Assistant Research Scientist in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Passionate about music since childhood, Nathan once considered a career as a drummer. However, he ceded his ‘rockstar dreams’ after discovering his keenness for research, and realizing that he could combine his passions for rhythm and research as a music cognition researcher focused on rhythm perception and production. This realization led him to seek out graduate training in a music cognition laboratory and investigate rhythm perception and production in young and older adults.
He received his B.A. in Psychology from Capital University, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Neural and Cognitive Sciences from Bowling Green State University.
While he was developing his dissertation project, Nathan’s grandfather was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease (PD). As Nathan learned more about PD, and the rhythmic impairments that are common in individuals with PD, he realized that his research could have significant translational outcomes to improve the quality of life for his grandfather and others, which set in motion his research on PD.
Nathan also enjoys music, cycling, hiking and sharing cat-themed videos with his labmates.
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