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The simplicity with which we can open our eyes and experience the world around us belies the complexity of the underlying neural mechanisms, which remain incompletely understood. We seek to understand the basis of visual awareness in the brain, and how it breaks down in common neurological disorders such as stroke. In particular, we study how visual attention changes our perception of the world and affects visual awareness, using functional magnetic resonance imaging in combination with visual psychophysics and transcranial magnetic stimulation.
- Micah Allen
I study the dynamics interrelating brain, body, and subjective experience.
- Jinedra Ekanayake
Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Fellow. Honorary Specialist Registrar Neurosurgery. PhD Student. Decoding of attention, brain-machine interface, real-time fMRI.
- Javier Elkin
Javier is a PhD student funded by the EPSRC and the IBME working on translational cognitive neuroscience. His work focuses on finding practical applications for neuroscientific research that can benefit society. He strongly believes in the need for science-driven informed policy and legislation.
- Sharon Gilaie-Dotan
My main research interest is understanding the perceptual and neural mechanisms supporting visual perception, with an emphasis on form and motion perception. I am also interested in the neural mechanisms supporting time perception. I investigate healthy individuals, developmental cases and brain damaged patients. My research combines different techniques as functional and structural MRI studies, behavioural techniques, neuropsychological assessments and TMS.
- Sarah Gregory