If our aim is to study the brain in order to elucidate complex cognitive functions, such as language or decision-making, we have to focus on networks of interconnected brain regions rather than on isolated areas of activation. However, it has been very difficult to find a non-invasive method that would allow us to reliably uncover such patterns of connection. One of the potential candidates for such a method is the use of paired-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). My aim is to develop this method further and use it to study the connectivity of the left hemisphere, with a specific focus on the network associated with language.
I am also interested in cognitive modelling and the computational approach to the study of the mind/brain.