Farah Nikhath Bader, Ph.D.

Job Title
Health Program Specialist
Division of Neuroscience
Cluster, Section, or Program
Neurotechnology & Integrated Systems (NIS)
Areas of Interest

time perception, human time awareness, error monitoring, reinforcement learning 

Contact Email

Dr. Farah Bader is a Health Program Specialist for the NIS cluster. Before joining the BRAIN Initiative, she received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from George Mason University, an MPH from Johns Hopkins University, and B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology from Emory University. Her dissertation work employed both behavioral measures and simultaneous fMRI-EEG to explore the neural regions and electrophysiological signatures associated with temporal metacognition, time learning, and improvements in time estimation. She has additional research interests in how we detect and compensate for errors in perceiving time as we learn and how to assess the extent of human time awareness. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., she worked as an analyst at Fogarty International Center/NIH in their extramural Division of International Training & Research. She has also been an ORISE research fellow at the US Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense in neurotoxicology, and a pre-IRTA in NINDS' intramural program in neurophysiology and neuropharmacology. Farah enjoys globe-trotting, reading, writing poetry, and pondering the mysteries of the mind and the universe.