Neurophysiological markers of stroke recovery
The goal of this track is to quantify the temporal and spatial features of neural reorganization that can be impacted over the course of recovery from stroke, using converging imaging modalities (fMRI, DTI, EEG, and TMS mapping).
Virtual reality mirror therapy for driving neural reorganization to aide stroke recovery
The goal of this track is to understand the neural networks that underlie processing of mirror feedback, and the therapeutic potential of this to aide recovery in individuals with severe impairment.
TMS-based mapping of the motor system
The goal of this track is to leverage the unique strengths of TMS as a brain mapping tool to advance our understanding of the organization of motor circuits. Integral to this is the methodological development of novel computational algorithms to advance TMS-mapping techniques.
Cortical correlates contributing to hand-object interactions
Neurophysiological recordings in animals, neuroimaging work in humans, and lesion studies in patients highlights the critical role that the frontal and parietal lobes play in planning and controlling gesturing, use of objects/tools, and reaching in general. The purpose of these experiments is to understand the precise contributions of different frontal and parietal nodes and the interactions among these regions for the above behaviors. Experiments using fMRI and TMS are used to probe these issues in humans.