A picture of a brain showing connectivity between nodes.

Cognitive Neurophysiology

Cognition and behaviour emerge from the dynamic coordination and interplay of multiple neuronal groups working in concert. One way the brain achieves orchestration of brain areas is through neural oscillations – these are rhythmic changes in brain activity that provide the temporal structure for information processing in complex brain networks. Our lab studies these phenomena using Magnetoencephalography (MEG), in healthy typical brains, and in pathological states too.

AI in neuroimaging 

Diagnosing mental illness can be a challenge – there are few readily identifiable structural brain abnormalities in many cases and complex multidimensional functional brain imaging data is difficult. In pursuit of future precision medicine and automated diagnoses, our lab is developing advanced machine learning and deep learning algorithms to accurately and reliably identify the neurobiological dysfunction that underlies mental illness, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and chronic complaints after brain injury.

A picture of a brain from 8 perspectives, showing lateral, anterior, posterior, top, and bottom, showing various areas of neuronal activation.


An emergent area of research in the lab is in the use of neuromodulatory techniques (such as transcranial magnetic stimulation) to treat neuropsychiatric disease.