Development of brain systems that support language, including semantics, syntax, phonology, and attention, in children with typical development and with communication disorders
Understanding the contributions of adrenergic receptor activation and the immune system in the sensitization of dural peripheral afferents, those sensory neurons thought to contribute to the pain associated with migraine.
Electrophysiological source imaging, brain-computer interface, neuromodulation, inverse problem, functional neuroimaging, tissue electrical property imaging
Researching how low-level image statistics contribute to the functional organization of the human visual system, using neuroimaging and computational modeling.
Investigation of the biological underpinnings of eating disorders and binge eating using human and animal models.
Neurobiological and genetic predictors of alcohol dependence are studied in a longitudinal high risk offspring design across childhood, adolescence and young adulthood using multimodal imaging and genetic variation within families who are at ultra high risk for AD contrasting them with offspring from control families.
My research seeks to (a) identify the specific connections of defined cell types in motor cortex, (b) explain how these specific connections drive neuronal firing, and (c) characterize the connections that change strength during learning.