Brian Lord

Graduate Student, Cognition & Neural Systems
Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Science Enhanced Mindful Awareness (SEMA) Lab
Faculty Advisor: John Allen

My work in the SEMA Lab investigates how transcranial focused ultrasound can be used to modify experiential factors like the sense of self and mindfulness, and how this correlates with brain activity as measured by fMRI and EEG.

Research Interests:

  • Science of consciousness, and his
  • Research Approach - to work at the intersection of psychophysiology and experience.

Conference Presentations:

  • Lord, B., Sanguinetti, J., Ruiz, L., Miskovic, V., Segre, J., Allen, J.J. (2022) Modulating Default Mode Network Functional Connectivity with Transcranial Focused Ultrasound. Focused Ultrasound Neuromodulation (FUN22) Conference, Mainz, Germany.


  • Lord, B, & Allen, J.J. (2023). Evaluating EEG Complexity Metrics as Biomarkers for Depression. Psychophysiology, in pub.

Dissertation Title: 

  • Effects of Transcranial Focused Ultrasound

Updated 05/28/24


  • B.S., Oglethorpe University
  • M.A., University of West Georgia
  • M.A., University of Arizona