I originally studied medicine at Isfahan University of Medical Sciences. I then moved to London to do an MSc in Neuroscience at University College London followed by a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience. After receiving my PhD in 2017 I moved to Oxford. I have since been working at the department of Experimental Psychology and the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging (WIN). The aim of my research is to understand how decisions about whether and when to initiate a voluntary action is implemented in the brain. To achieve this aim I use various neuroscientific methods including electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and non-invasive brain stimulation.