I was born and raised in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. I completed my Bachelors studies at the University of Rochester in the USA, exploring a diverse set of disciplines including philosophy, neuroscience, economics, and political science. I rapidly developed a deep interest in brain sciences, fueled by my philosophical fascination about the human mind. I continued my scientific training as a research assistant at Georgetown University, followed by a Research Master’s studies at the Donders Institute in the Netherlands. I gradually realized that Neuroscience offers not only unprecedented tools to answer deepest philosophical puzzles about cognition, but also an opportunity to use the discovered mechanistic understanding of the brain to design effective strategies for improving human abilities. I realized that at the heart of every scientific and intellectual advancement, at the foundation of human progress lies the human ability to learn, create, and solve problems, enabled by the fascinatingly complex underlying neuro-computational processes. With the help of the amazing research community at Cambridge, I aim to uncover the inner workings of the human brain as it learns and remembers, in an effort to contribute to the development of science-based, effective strategies for improving knowledge acquisition and idea generation. I hope that such insights can be used to improve human learning in healthy adults as well as those with neurodegenerative diseases.
University of Rochester
Radboud University Nijmegen