- James A. Waltz -
Born and raised in Northeast Ohio
Received BA in Psychology from Yale University in 1994
Received from PhD in Experimental Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience) from UCLA in 1999, where my focus was on the consequences of prefrontal cortical dysfunction for learning and memory.
Following my PhD, obtained a postdoctoral fellowship to investigate the neurophysiology of memory in humans and nonhuman primates, under Wolf Singer, at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research, in Frankfurt, Germany
- Used EEG (in human subjects) and extracellular recording with multiple microelectrodes (in macaque monkeys) to examine the neural correlations of
memory encoding, retention, and retrieval
Moved to the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center (MPRC) in 1994 to investigate the contribution of the brain's reward systems to impairments in learning in schizophrenia with James M Gold.