Remington E, Narain D, Hosseini EA & Jazayeri M (in press) Sensorimotor control via initialization of cortical dynamics and external inputs. Neuron.


    Narain D, Remington E, De Zeeuw CI & Jazayeri M (2018). A cerebellar mechanism for learning Bayesian statistics of time intervals. Nature Communications 9, 469 preprint link


    Wang J*, Narain D*, Hosseini E & Jazayeri M (2017) Flexible timing by temporal scaling of cortical responses. Nature Neuroscience. 21, 102-110 link

    * equal contribution


    Narain D, Smeets JBJ, Mamassian P, Brenner E, van Beers RJ. (2014). Structure learning and the Occam's razor principle: A new view of human function acquisition. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience. 8(121) link


    Narain D, van Beers RJ, Smeets, JBJ, Brenner E (2013). Sensorimotor priors in nonstationary environments. Journal of Neurophysiology 9(5): 1259-67 link


    Narain D, Mamassian P, van Beers RJ, Smeets JBJ, Brenner E. (2013). How the statistics of sequential presentation influence the learning of structure. PloS One. 8(4): e62276. link


    While observing the world around us, we fall back upon previous experiences to make optimal inferences. I study the convergence of such sources of information that inform sensorimotor decisions and try to identify the underlying neural circuits.


    I'm a Rubicon postdoctoral fellow at Mehrdad Jazayeri's lab at MIT since 2015, supported by a grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Previously, I worked at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, USA and at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tuebingen, Germany. I hold degrees in engineering and cognitive neuroscience and studied in Bangalore, Palo Alto, Munich and Amsterdam.


    Update: I've moved to the Netherlands and am currently working as a cerebellar physiologist at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam with Prof. Chris de Zeeuw. I'm still actively collaborating with the team in Boston.




    Erasmus Medical Center

    Dept. of Neuroscience

    Wytemaweg 80, 3015 CN Rotterdam, The Netherlands


    d.narain@erasmusmc.nl | Tel: +31 10 704 3309



    McGovern Institute for Brain Research, MIT

    43 Vassar Street, Blg 46-6041

    Cambridge, MA 02139, USA


    Email: dnarain@mit.edu | Tel: +1 617 3247136


Devika Narain Aerts, PhD