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Jackson Cone

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Canada Research Chair (Tier II) Computational Behavioural Neuroscience

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Hotchkiss Brain Institute

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Graduate Students via Psychology or Biomedical Engineering

Postdocs w/ experience in systems neuroscience, psychophysics, data science, optics, neurophysiology, or computer science




Educational Background

PhD Neuroscience, University of Illinois, Chicago, 2014

BA Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, 2008

Postdoc Neuroscience, University of Chicago, 2022


Participation in university strategic initiatives


Course number Course title Semester
PSCH 503 Special Topics: Computational Behavioural Neuroscience Winter 2024
PSCH 702 Research in Brain and Cognitive Sciences Fall 2023 - Winter 2024


Readout of Neuronal Signals From Cerebral Cortex

We are broadly interested in understanding how neuronal activity in sensory brain areas is decoded by the brain to generate perception and guide our interactions with the world.


Neurobiology of Perceptual Learning

Extended training in sensory tasks yields dramatic increases in perceptual sensitivity. However, the neurobiological mechanisms that facilitate this intriguing form of adult plasticity are poorly understood. 

Developing Technologies For Precise Brain Stimulation

Our scientific objectives depend on continually developing ever more precise methods for manipulating brain activity in awake subjects.


  • Outstanding Supervisor Award, Department of Psychology. 2024
  • Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship, Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation. 2016
  • Outstanding Thesis Award (Life Sciences), University of Illinois, Chicago Graduate College. 2015
  • New Investigator Travel Award, Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior. 2014
  • Dean's Scholar Fellowship, UIC Graduate College. 2013
  • TL1 Predoctoral Fellowship, UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. 2011