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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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Postdoc or Research Assistant position in AI and NeuroInformatics

5 June 2024

A Research Assistant or post-doctoral Research Associate position in AI and NeuroInformatics is available to work at the Adaptive Brain Lab ( ). The position will focus on developing and translating AI-guided tools for early detection of brain and mental health disorders. Closing date...

Postdoc position in MRI Physics for Neuroscience

29 April 2024

An exciting opportunity to work with the Adaptive Brain Lab ( ) and a talented team on MRI Physicists (Cambridge, Purdue University) at the interface of cutting-edge MRI sequence development and translation to human and animal Neuroscience. Apply by 30/05/24 :

Cambridge ReseARch Trail

18 March 2024

Learn more about ABL’s work as part of the 2024 Cambridge Festival. There is an augmented reality Cambridge ReseARch trail which can be followed by downloading the app, "Cambridge AR Trail", from the relevant app store or by scanning the QR codes on posters at each trail location to get exploring. Further details about the...