In the summer of 2008, I accepted a German Academic Exchange Foundation (DAAD) RISE grant to work in a computational neuroscience research lab at the Technische Universitaet Berlin. I co-authored a paper, "Feedback-dependent control of stochastic synchronization in coupled neural systems" with my colleagues Philip Hoevel, Markus Dahlem, and Prof. Eckehard Schoell.

In the paper, I explored how to use the tenets and mathematics of nonlinear dynamics and chaos theory to effectively control synchronization, a cause of Parkinson's and stress epilepsy, in coupled neural systems.

The paper was later cited at a conference in Dresden, Germany, and at a conference in Catania, Italy. The paper also contributed to Philip Hoevel's doctoral dissertation work. It is also reproduced in full in "From Physics to Control Through an Emergent View."