Thomas Deuel, the director of the DeuelingThumbs StudioLab, is a neuroscientist, musician, sound artist, and neurologist.  The creation of the StudioLab reflects his desire to combine his interests and skills in understanding brain physiology with those of music composition and sound art, to re-enable patients with motor disability to create music again for healing.

He is a staff Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA.  He is also Acting Assistant Professor at the School of Music and DXARTS at the University of Washington, where he is the Director of the Art & Brain Laboratory.  He holds both an M.D., as well as a Ph.D in Neurobiology, from Harvard Medical School and M.I.T., in addition to a certificate in Jazz Studies from New England Conservatory.



Deuel TA, Pampin J, Sundstrom J and Darvas F (2017) The Encephalophone: A Novel Musical Biofeedback Device using Conscious Control of Electroencephalogram (EEG). Front. Hum. Neurosci. 11:213. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00213

Deuel TA, Pampin J, Sundstrom J, Darvas F. The Encephalophone: A novel brain-computer music interface and cognitive rehabilitation device using conscious control of electroencephalogram (EEG)
; Presentation number 540.16: Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL Oct 20, 2015.

Chao FC, Deuel TA, Venna N., 2010, Neurologic Infectious Diseases, in Greer, D. ed., Pocket Neurology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins pp149-167.

Deuel TA* Liu JS*, Corbo JC, Yoo SY, Rorke-Adams LB, Walsh CA. Genetic interactions between Doublecortin (Dcx) and the Doublecortin-like kinase (Dclk-1) in neuronal migration and axon outgrowth. Neuron 2006 Jan 5;49(1):25-39.

Corbo JC, Deuel TA, Long JM, LaPorte P, Tsai E, Wynshaw-Boris A, Walsh CA. Doublecortin is required in mice for lamination of the hippocampus but not the neocortex. J Neurosci. 2002 Sep 1;22(17):7548-57.

Abel T. Nguyen PV. Barad M. Deuel TA. Kandel ER. Bourtchouladze R. Genetic demonstration of a role for PKA in the late phase of LTP and in hippocampus-based long-term memory. Cell 88(5):615-26 (1997).

Patterson SL. Abel T. Deuel TA. Martin KC. Rose JC. Kandel ER. Recombinant BDNF rescues deficits in basal synaptic transmission and hippocampal LTP in BDNF knockout mice. Neuron 16(6):1137-45 (1996).