Daniel Thengone, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Postdoctoral Research Associate (Non-Employee)
Massachusetts General Hospital
Dr. Thengone’s research focuses on the development of multi-sensory BCI technologies with a particular emphasis on auditory, tactile, and gaze-independent visual communication modalities. Concerted research efforts seek 1) to determine the design principles and neuronal dynamics that underlie sensory representations and motor decoding, and 2) to reverse-engineer this knowledge into device-control signals.
Dr. Thengone received his B.Sc from William E Macaulay Honors College at CUNY Brooklyn in 2011. He completed his graduate training at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, NY from 2012 – 2017 under the mentorship of Drs. Jonathan Victor and Nicholas Schiff. With Dr. Victor, his research demonstrated how recent stimulus history influences the representation of new incoming sensory information in the early cortical stages of primate visual processing. Through an independent set of studies with Dr. Schiff, his research led to the identification of a mechanistic link that underlies the recovery of communication after severe brain injuries.
Selected awards include: Fred Plum Fellowship in systems neurology and computational neuroscience, Ruth L Kirschstein Fellowship (F31) from the National Eye Institute (NIH), and Julian R. Rachele Prize for Outstanding Research. Dr. Thengone’s research is published in journals such as Journal of Vision, Vision Research, and Science Translational Medicine.