Human Health & Nutritional Sciences, Biomechanics
Collaborative Specialization in Neuroscience
About my research…
The sensory world is a “buzzing, booming” confusion of information. The brain processes different types of information in different areas and reunites the information to produce the impression of a seamless, integrated world. How the brain solves the “binding problem” is poorly understood. VPAL works to solve this problem by using multiple converging techniques to understand how the brain binds perceptual information as it directs motor behaviour in real time.
How my research improves life…
The ability to bind information across multiple brain areas dynamically is necessary for normal cognitive functions. Its impairment occurs in multiple neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. Our research will improve life by better understanding of cognitive functions in health and disease, and has application to user interfaces, usability functions, brain-computer interfaces, dementia-friendly design, and disease progression assessment/evaluation.