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Adaptive Brain Lab

 

How does the brain piece together information from the senses to interact with a rapidly changing world? This key brain activity underlies important skills such as recognising friends, categorizing objects, moving our bodies to interact with or avoid interesting or dangerous objects and working out where we are in the world.
Work in the Adaptive Brain Lab examines the brain mechanisms underlying our ability to perceive the structure of the world around us. We work on the basic premise that human perception is an active process that relies on the brain bringing together different pieces of sensory information and knowledge gained from past experience. We aim to understand how humans of all ages translate sensory experience into complex decisions and adaptive behaviours by taking into account previous experience and learning.

We address this challenge using an interdisciplinary approach that combines behavioural paradigms, movement recording, multimodal brain imaging (MRI, EEG, MEG, TMS) and state-of-the-art computational methods. We apply these techniques to study the young and ageing brain and understand adaptive behaviours across the lifespan.

 

 

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New paper by Elisa Zamboni in BioRxiv May 2020

29 May 2020

New paper by Elisa Zamboni et al is availabe at BioRxiv in which we examine fine-scale computations for adaptive processing in the human brain. Adapting to the environment statistics by reducing brain responses to repetitive sensory information is key for efficient information processing. Yet, the fine-scale computations...

New paper by Ke Jia in BioRxiv May 2020

25 May 2020

New paper by Ke Jia et al is available in BioRxiv in which we show that 7T brain imaging reveals adaptive fine-scale circuits in the human brain. Learning and experience are critical for translating ambiguous sensory information from our environments to perceptual decisions. Yet, evidence on how training molds the adult...

New paper in NeuroImage: Clinical!

4 March 2020

A new publication by Joseph Giorgio, Susan Landau, William Jagust, Peter Tino and Professor Zoe Kourtzi highlights new methods for Modelling prognostic trajectories of cognitive decline due to Alzheimer's disease for the Alzheimer's disease Neuroimaging Initiative Read the full article: https://www.sciencedirect.com/...