How does the brain enable such a wide range of behaviors – from juggling to smartphone tapping? I am interested in the possibility that the brain can self-adjust according to the daily behavioural demands. To explore this idea, I combine the study of smartphone behaviour with systems level neurosciences and have begun to unravel the principles of brain functions in the digital world.
Building-up the neuronal understanding of digital behaviour shall profoundly impact how we care and manage mental health. To accelerate this societal change, I collaborate with clinical and translational researchers to develop new tools that can provide health-related insights based on the day-to-day activities captured on the phone.
My research also resulted in a new spin-off focused on collecting and processing digital behaviour on the smartphone for commercial exploitation – QuantActions, Switzerland.
BS (Neuroscience) Trinity College, CT, USA
PhD (Neuroscience) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich, Switzerland
Prior to focusing on the area of Neuroscience & Digital Behavior, I have contributed to the fields of Spinal Cord Injury, Movement Sciences and Translational Medicine. My work has been recognized by various grants & awards including the ETH-Medal and the Society-in-Science Branco Weiss Fellowship.
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- Huber R.: Ghosh A. (2021), Large cognitive fluctuations surrounding sleep in daily living, ISCIENCE 24(3).
- Pfister J.P. & Ghosh A. (2020), Generalized priority-based model for smartphone screen touches, Physical Review E 102(1): 012307.
- Borger J.N., Huber R. & Ghosh A. (2019), Capturing sleep-wake cycles by using day-to-day smartphone touchscreen interactions, npj Digital Medicine 2: e73.
- Balerna M. & Ghosh A. (2018), The details of past actions on a smartphone touchscreen are reflected by intrinsic sensorimotor dynamics, npj Digital Medicine 1(1): 4.
- Akeret K., Vasella F., Geisseler O., Dannecker N., Ghosh A., Bruggen P., Regli L. & Stienen M.N. (2018), Time to be "smart"- opportunities Arising From Smarthphone-Based Behavioral Analysis in Daily Patient Care, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 12: 303.
- De Havas J., Ghosh A., Gomi H. & Haggard P. (2016), Voluntary motor commands reveal awareness and control of involuntary movement, Cognition 155: 155-167.
- Longo M.R., Ghosh A. & Yahya T. (2015), Bilateral Symmetry of Distortions of Tactile Size Perception, Perception 44(11): 1251-1262.
- Haenzi S., Stefanics G., Lanaras T., Calcagni M. & Ghosh A. (2015), Botulinum Toxin-A dose dependent perceptual loss on the hand after its cosmetic use on the face, Cortex 63: 118-120.
- De Havas J., Ghosh A., Gomi H. & Haggard P. (2015), Sensorimotor organization of a sustained involuntary movement, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience 9: e185.
- Gindrat A.D., Chytiris M., Balerna M., Rouiller E.M. & Ghosh A. (2015), Use-dependent cortical processing from fingertips in touchscreen phone users, Current Biology 25(1): 109-116.
- Haenzi S., Stefanics G., Lanaras T., Calcagni M. & Ghosh A. (2014), Altered cortical activation from the hand after facial botulinum toxin treatment, Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 1(1): 64-68.
- Sydekum E., Ghosh A., Gullo M., Baltes C., Schwab M. & Rudin M. (2014), Rapid functional reorganization of the forelimb cortical representation after thoracic spinal cord injury in adult rats, NeuroImage 15(87): 72-79.
- Hänzi S. & Ghosh A. (2014), Tactile underrepresentation of the forehead along the vertical axis, Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology 125(4): 856-858.
- Ghosh A. & Haggard P. (2014), The spinal reflex cannot be perceptually separated from voluntary movements, The Journal of Physiology 592(1): 141-152.
- Ghosh A., Rothwell J. & Haggard P. (2014), Using voluntary motor commands to inhibit involuntary arm movements, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: e1139.
- Moraitis T. & Ghosh A. (2014), Withdrawal of voluntary inhibition unravels the off state of the spontaneous blink generator, Neuropsychologia 65: 279-286.
- Ghosh A., Wyss M.T. & Weber B. (2013), Somatotopic astrocytic activity in the somatosensory cortex, Glia 61(4): 601-610.
- Ghosh A., Peduzzi S., Snyder M., Schneider R., Starkey M. & Schwab M.E. (2012), Heterogeneous spine loss in layer 5 cortical neurons after spinal cord injury, Cerebral Cortex 22(6): 1309-1317.
- Ghosh A., Haiss F., Sydekum E., Schneider R., Gullo M., Wyss M.T., Mueggler T., Baltes C., Rudin M., Weber B. & Schwab M.E. (2010), Rewiring of hindlimb corticospinal neurons after spinal cord injury, Nature Neuroscience 13(1): 97-104.
- Arvanian V.L, Schnell L., Lou L., Golshani R., Hunanyan A., Ghosh A., Pearse D.D., Robinson J.K., Schwab M.E., Fawcett J.W. & Mendell L.M. (2009), Chronic spinal hemisection in rats induces a progressive decline in transmission in uninjured fibers to motoneurons, Experimental Neurology 216(2): 471-480.
- Ghosh A., Sydekum E., Haiss F., Peduzzi S., Zörner B., Schneider R., Baltes C., Rudin M., Weber B. & Schwab M.E. (2009), Functional and anatomical reorganization of the sensory-motor cortex after incomplete spinal cord injury in adult rats, The Journal of Neuroscience 29(39): 12210-12219.
- Sydekum E., Baltes C., Ghosh A., Mueggler T., Schwab M.E. & Rudin M. (2009), Functional reorganization in rat somatosensory cortex assessed by fMRI: Elastic image registration based on structural landmarks in fMRI images and application to spinal cord injured rats, NeuroImage 44(4): 1345-1354.
- Eid T., Ghosh A., Wang Y., Beckström H., Zaveri H.P., Lee T.S., Lai J.C., Malthankar-Phatak G.H. & De Lanerolle N.C. (2008), Recurrent seizures and brain pathology after inhibition of glutamine synthetase in the hippocampus in rats, Brain 131(8): 2061-2070.
- Ghosh A., Keng P.C. & Knauf P.A. (2007), Hypertonicity induced apoptosis in HL-60 cells in the presence of intracellular potassium, Apoptosis 12(7): 1281-1288.
- Weinmann O., Schnell L., Ghosh A., Montani L., Wiessner C., Wannier T., Rouiller E., Mir A. & Schwab M.E. (2006), Intrathecally infused antibodies against Nogo-A penetrate the CNS and downregulate the endogenous neurite growth inhibitor Nogo-A, Molecular Cellular Neurosciences 32(1-2): 161-173.
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