Dr. Cohen is the Technical Director of the Staglin Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also the Director of the UCLA/Semel Neuroimaging Training Program, and he holds appointments in the UCLA Departments of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences, Neurology, Radiology, Biomedical Physics, Psychology, and Bioengineering. His research has been centered on the development of technological solutions to address difficult questions in neuroscience, particularly in Cognitive Neuroscience, and how the brain creates the mind. An early pioneer of functional brain imaging using magnetic resonance imaging, he has made meaningful contributions to many areas of neuroscience research including functional imaging, both imaging and EEG technology, cognitive science, and methods of analysis. Dr. Cohen worked in the private sector from 1985 to 1990 developing applications and technology of magnetic resonance imaging, before accepting a faculty appointment at Harvard, where he directed the high-speed MR imaging laboratory. He arrived at UCLA in 1993.
Dr. Cohen has published more than 200 peer-reviewed articles and papers and holds patents in imaging and electrophysiology. He received his undergraduate training in both engineerings at MIT and biology at Stanford. His Ph.D. is from the Rockefeller University.