Vincent P Clark, Professor, Director Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center (PCNC)

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Ph.D., University of California, San Diego
Office Location: Logan Hall Rm 280 OR MRN Office Location at Mind Research Network, Pete & Nancy Domenici Hall, 1101 Yale Blvd. NE, Rm 2018
Phone: (505) 277-2223 or (505) 272-4939
Curriculum Vitae and Publications

Research Area

Cognition, Brain and Behavior

Director, Psychology Clinical Neuroscience Center 
Handling Editor, NeuroImage (
Professor, Translational Neuroscience, Mind Research Network   (

Invited speaker, TEDxABQ 2012 ( "Starting a Small Revolution in Medicine"
Education Chair, 2007-2010, and Program Committee Member, 2013-2015, Organization for Human Brain Mapping (
Invited Editor, Special Issue on Neuroenhancement.  NeuroImage, 2014
Invited Editor, Special Issue on Imaging Neuroinflammation and Neuropathic Pain.  Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, 2013.

Research Interests

  • Attention and perception
  • Learning and memory
  • Multimodal neuroimaging of drug addiction, alcoholism, schizophrenia, motor illness, chronic pain, antisocial disorders and psychopathy
  • Brain stimulation for the treatment of chronic pain, addiction,schizophrenia, Parkinson's disease and motor illness
  • Brain stimulation for neuroenhancement
  • Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Event Related Potentials (ERPs)
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)

Selected Publications

Clark, V.P., Beatty, G., Anderson, R.E., Kodituwakku, P., Phillips, J., Lane, T.D.R., Kiehl, K.A, & Calhoun, V.D. (2014).Reduced fMRI activity predicts relapse in patients recovering from stimulant dependence. Human Brain Mapping, 35(2), 414-428. doi: 10. 1002/hbm.22184

Cooper, M.S.. Clark, V.P. (2013). Neuroinflammation, neuroautoimmunity, and the co-morbidities of complex regional pain syndrome. Journal of NeuroImmune Pharmacology, 8(3):452-469.

Sims, A.B., Clark, V.P. & Cooper, M.S. (2012). Suppression of movement disorders by jaw realignment. Pain Medicine, 13(5), 731-732.

Clark, V.P. (2012). A history of randomized task designs in fMRI. NeuroImage, 62(2), 1190–1194.

Clark, V.P., Coffman, B.A., Mayer, A.R., Weisend, M.P., Lane, T.D.R., Calhoun, V.D., Raybourn, E.M., Garcia, C.M., & Wassermann, E.M. (2012). TDCS guided using fMRI
significantly accelerates learning to identify concealed objects. NeuroImage, 59(1), 117-128.

Clark, V.P., Coffman, B.A., Trumbo, M.C., Gasparovic, C. (2011). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) produces localized and specific alterations in neurochemistry: A 1H magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Neuroscience Letters, 500(1), 67-71.

Courses Taught

  • Psych 240 Brain and Behavior

  • Psych 450/650 Introduction to Functional Neuroimaging

  • Psych 450/650 Advanced Functional Neuroimaging

  • Psych 450/650 Clinical Neuroimaging

  • Psych 641 Seminar in Cognition, Brain and Behavior


Greg Lieberman

Mike Trumbo

Michael Hunter

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