Sounak Mohanta

Position title: Graduate Student, Department of Psychology


Phone: (608) 890-2972

Research Interests

I am interested in how subcortical activity helps us integrate information from different modalities as well as perform sensorimotor transformations. I use neuroimaging and multi-site electrophysiology in non-human primates and human subjects.


Redinbaugh MJ, Phillips JM, Kambi NA, Mohanta S, Andryk S, Dooley GL, Afrasiabi M, Raz A, Saalmann YB (2020) Thalamus modulates consciousness via layer-specific control of cortex. Neuron 106: 66-75.

Phillips JM, Fish LR, Kambi NA, Redinbaugh MJ, Mohanta S, Kecskemeti SR, Saalmann YB (2019) Topographic organization of connections between prefrontal cortex and mediodorsal thalamus: Evidence for a general principle of indirect thalamic pathways between directly connected cortical areas. NeuroImage 189: 832-846.

Mohanta S, Dasgupta K (2015) A framework for ischemic beat detection using multi-layer feedforward neural network and principal component analysis. PerMIn ’15 Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Perception and Machine Intelligence 77-84.