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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
Sarah Gregory is a postdoctoral fellow working on the TrackON-HD project, funded by a major grant to Sarah Tabrizi. Her main focus is resting-state fMRI and compensatory mechanisms in pre-manifest Huntington's Disease.
- Rebecca Lawson
- Adeel Razi
My research focus on developing new methods and models to characterise connectivity in brain networks using resting state fMRI. I developed a new, accurate, sensitive and computationally efficient scheme known as spectral Dynamic Causal Modelling (DCM). My translational interest is in using connectivity modelling to investigate compensatory mechanism in pre-manifest Huntington's Disease.
- Ylva Valden
- Joel Winston
My primary interest was emotional aspects of face perception , but I have also been involved with some work on the human olfactory system. I am currently interested in undertaking more clinically-oriented research. My plan is to use my Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Training Fellowship to study the neuroscience of medical symptomatology. This is work that will be done in conjunction with Professor Ray Dolan and Professor Geraint Rees at UCL, and Professor Jay Gottfried at Northwestern University, Chicago.