Jay Sanguinetti, Ph.D.
Dr. Jay Sanguinetti is at the forefront of the growing field of transcranial ultrasound for human neurostimulation. He conducted one of the first human experiments to date showing that ultrasound can enhance mood in healthy participants. Dr. Sanguinetti is presently investigating whether focused ultrasound neuromodulation can augment mindfulness practice in collaboration with Shinzen Young. They recently launched the Sonication Enhanced Mindful Awareness (SEMA) lab at the University of Arizona. The SEMA lab is developing accelerated mindfulness protocols for therapeutic interventions to treat addiction, chronic pain, and depression.
Dr. Sanguinetti received his PhD in Cognition and Neural Systems in 2014 from the University of Arizona. From 2016-2018, he was a postdoctoral fellow for the Army Research Labs, where he investigated neuromodulation and mindfulness training. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at the University of Arizona and Research Assistant Professor at the University of New Mexico.
In his role at UNM, he directs the NICE Lab (Non-Invasive Cognitive Enhancement Lab), where he explores how neuromodulation can augment cognition in humans using a variety of established tools, including transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial electrical stimulation (tDCS/tACS) and also novel methods like transcranial focused ultrasound (TFUS) and near-infrared light stimulation (photobiomodulation).
Dr. Sanguinetti is also the Assistant Director for the Center for Consciousness Studies, which runs the largest conference on the study of consciousness.