Projects overview

The lab runs a number of projects, centered around three themes, outlined below. Many of our techniques—brain imaging, stimulation, behavioural measurements, modelling, and electrophysiology—are shared across the themes.

 

TOOLS AND FUNDAMENTALS OF NEUROIMAGING

The projects in this theme investigate physiological and informative components of functional MRI (fMRI) signals, develop and validate advanced MRI hardware for high-resolution imaging or simultaneous imaging and stimulation, and develop tools for advanced imaging, analysis of images, and modelling.

  1. Physiology & Information Content of fMRI Signals

  2. MRI RF Coils and Optimization

  3. Analysis and Modelling of Structural and Functional MRI Signals

BRAIN REPRESENTATION AND PROCESSING OF VISION

People navigate complex environments, making sense of objects, scenes, and their constancy despite changing illumination, point of view, etc. How does the brain do it? We’re trying to understand aspects of these as they pertain to the Natural 3-D world by studying how depth cues serve to represent objects, how naturalistic scenes are represented, and how some of these representations arise from early stages in visual processing.

  1. Brain Signals During Vivid, Natural Movie Viewing

  2. Representation of Objects From 3-D Depth Cues

  3. Early Visual Representations

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DISEASE AND RECOVERY MODELS

We actively seek to contribute to the study of disease and recovery and to learn from these interactions to better understand fundamental aspects of cortical processing. We currently study three different diseases, and seek to understand recovery mechanisms in these as well.

  1. Concussions (Traumatic Brain Injury)

  2. Amblyopia

  3. Alzhiemer’s