The Cognitive Neuroimaging Group is investigating the neural systems involved in a number of higher cognitive processes including language, memory, executive control and sensorimotor processing. We use a wide range of techniques: functional MRI, positron emission tomography (PET), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magentoencephalography (MEG), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
The Group’s main focus is to understand how the brain is affected in a variety of patient populations. We are currently working with patients with aphasia, Alzheimer’s dementia and traumatic brain injury. We aim to identify neural networks that are involved in various neurocognitive processes. It is essential to understand these networks in the healthy brain in order to understand how damage affects cognition and how it is possible to rehabilitate these events in patients with these pathological conditions.