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Dr. Milton Huang


My undergraduate training was at Stanford University, where I received a BS in Electrical Engineering and an AB in Psychology. I went to medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, getting an MD degree. With my interest in the brain, I chose to specialize in psychiatry, getting residency training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. There, I applied some of my technical background, creating a "psychiatric informatics" fellowship along with Dr. Norman Alessi. I joined the faculty seeing patients, teaching and doing research that focused on the impact of technology on psychiatry. My research specialization was on the emotional effects of Virtual Reality, treating phobias with virtual heights.

In 2001, I returned to California, where I did some part time clinical psychiatric work at the County of Santa Cruz Health Services Agency and at the University of California, Santa Cruz. I also maintained a small private practice that emphasized psychotherapy. I closed my medical practice in March 2008 and began studying more about brain waves and practicing neurofeedback with Dr. Mark Steinberg. Having run over 6000 sessions on over 800 different people, (including over 400 sessions of alpha/theta training), I have seen powerful effects from use of this treatment modality on anxiety, inattention, autistic symptoms, and many other signs of brain dysregulation. I am also aware of some of its limitations and problems. To get a better sense of how one might predict these outcomes, I have studied quantitative (statistical) analysis of the EEG and was certified as a diplomate by the QEEG certification board.

I am now moving in a direction of studying more complex, dynamics techniques, learning software models for learning, including neural networks. Some of what I have learned is posted on GitHub, and I hope to include some on my blog, but there always seems to be more information to keep up with.


I am interested in complex systems and understanding how people can achieve a balanced health physiologically, psychologically, and socially.

Although I have not figured out how to connect them with Western medical research, I am also interested in traditional Chinese theories of 'chi' and practice tai chi chuan.

I also have an interest in the history and mythology of the stars.