Matt Sachs is a post-doctoral fellow in Columbia's Presidential Scholars in Society and Neuroscience program, working jointly with Kevin Ochsner and Chris Baldassano. His research focuses on understanding the neural and behavioral mechanisms involved in emotions and feeling in response to naturalistic stimuli, such as music and film. Matt received his PhD from the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute, directed by Dr. Antonio Damasio, and his B.A. from Harvard University. His postdoctoral research involves applying data-driven, computational models to capture whole-brain patterns of neural activity that map onto uniquely human experiences with music.