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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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2x Research Associate/ Senior Research Associates in Machine Learning and Clinical Informatics

7 June 2021

EDoN is recruiting! We're looking for 2 Research Associate/Senior Research Associates in Machine Learning and Clinical Informatics to join the team at University of Cambridge . Working with Zoe Kourtzi and alongside expert teams at The Alan Turing Institute and National Physical Laboratory (NPL) these roles focus on the...

New work by Ke Jia et al on a step-by-step protocol for Ultra-high field imaging in the human brain.

1 April 2021

Ultra-high field (UHF) neuroimaging affords the sub-millimeter resolution that allows researchers to interrogate brain computations at a finer scale than that afforded by standard fMRI techniques. Here, we present a step-by-step protocol for using UHF imaging (Siemens Terra 7T scanner) to measure activity in the human...

New paper by Elisa Zamboni et al in eLife

11 November 2020

Exciting work in the lab using Laminar fMRI reveals that adaptive processing involves recurrent processing within visual cortex and top-down influences from posterior parietal cortex via feedback. https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.57637 elife_figure_final_resized.png