David Bridwell

David Bridwell (MRN)

I am a Research Scientist at the Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am interested in how apparently distinct brain networks integrate and shape sensory processing. Within my research, I often isolate brain activity by measuring the cortical response to steady-state visual or auditory stimuli (i.e. with frequency-tagging). These studies have revealed distinct attention networks for enhancement and suppression (Psych Science), individual differences in attention strategies during fine and course discriminations (Journal of Neurophysiology), individuals sensitivity to musical patterns (Frontiers), and the influence of visuospatial load on auditory 40 Hz responses (Frontiers). I am also interested in isolating brain responses that contribute to processing more natural or socially relevant stimuli. Toward this aim, we demonstrated that EEG responses to movie clips contain enough information to predict which clips individuals viewed, but did not appear related to individuals subjective preference for the clip content (PLOS ONE). In an EEG hyperscanning study, we demonstrated that EEG responses during speech preparation are related to the listener ERP response to the prepared speech (Scientific Reports). This relationship may appear as a result of each process overlapping in their sensitivity to individual effort and cortical processing.

The latest goings-on

NeuroHackademy 2019


I'm super excited to attend the NeuroHackademy at the University of Washington eScience Institute this summer!
(Added 03.28.2019)

OHBM 2019

OHBM in Rome

My latest research on Cortical sensitivity to phonemes forming words and Changes in FMRI network dynamic connectivity following 40 Hz visual stimulation will be on display at the 2019 OHBM meeting in Rome Italy.
(Added 03.01.2019)

Scientific Reports

Radio Interviews

In part 1 of an interview on KUNM 89.9 FM, Marty Adamsmith and I talk about my latest paper in Scientific Reports. In part 2 we discuss mosh pits, the whites of your eyes, how attention is the environment impinging on your brain, and whether we can find the brain measures that correspond to people "clicking". (Added 09.11.2018)

Scientific Reports

New Paper in Scientific Reports

My latest paper came out in Scientific Reports! We show that EEG alpha activity within a speaker during speech preparation is correlated with the listener N400 ERP response to the produced speech. The relationship between listener N400 amplitudes and the speaker’s preparatory alpha activity may appear as a result of each process overlapping in their sensitivity to individual effort and cortical processing. (Updated 08.27.2018)


New Review Paper

Bridwell, D.A., Cavanagh, J.F., Collins, A., Nunez, M.D., Srinivasan, R., Stober, S., Calhoun, V.D. (2018) Moving Beyond ERP Components: A selective review of approaches to Integrate EEG and Behavior. (Updated 03.06.2018)


Second Edition

The second edition of MEG- From Signals to Dynamic Cortical Networks was recently published, featuring Bridwell, D.A., & Calhoun, (2018) Fusing Concurrent EEG and fMRI Intrinsic Networks (Added 04.07.2018)

Last Update: 04.07.2019