David Kronemyer

About David Kronemyer


David Kronemyer presently is a research scientist at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA; he formerly was there as a post-doctoral fellow. He also is associated with CBT Associates under the supervision of Tanya Vapnik PhD, where he sees clients for anxiety and mood disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

He graduated with great distinction from UC Berkeley. He received his PhD in 2015. From 2014-2015 he was a psychology intern at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. From 2013-2014 he was a psychology extern at CBT California. Prior to entering the field of psychology he had a lengthy career in the film, music and internet businesses, where he was President of Cerberus Entertainment; President of Gold Circle Films; Executive Vice President of Curb Records; Executive Vice President of Enigma Digital; Senior Vice President of Atlantic Records; and Vice President of Capitol Records. He produced or financed numerous albums and independent movies including “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “The Man from Elysian Fields,” “Poolhall Junkies” and “Tempted.” He also was a Senior Policy Analyst at RAND Corporation.

His research interests include new applications of brain stimulation technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and low-intensity focused ultrasound pulsation (LIFUP). He also is investigating problems of human consciousness, specifically, how to characterize psychopathology within the emerging framework of integrated information theory (IIT); the mechanics of non-probabilistic de se belief revision using Bayesian data analysis and cognitive modeling; and rehabilitating Russellian and direct reference theories of meaning and mental imagery in light of contemporary cognitive neuroscience.

He still maintains an interest in music production and electro-acoustic music, and consults with up-and-coming bands on synthesizer technique and programming. His latest projects include a concerto for eight tape recorders, and using analog computers from the 1960s as control voltage sources to drive oscillators and filters.