Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a common movement disorder characterized by motor symptoms of tremor, stiffness, and slowness. Dr. MacDonald’s research aims to understand the nature and causes of cognitive deficits such as learning, memory, and thinking problems that are increasingly recognized in PD patients.
Dr. Steve Lomber's lab studies how the brain changes when hearing loss occurs in childhood or adulthood. Specifically, he studies auditory cortex in hearing individuals and changes that occur in auditory cortex following deafness.
Dr. Paul Gribble’s research focuses on how the brain controls voluntary movement, and the relationship between neuroplasticity in sensory and motor brain areas and motor skill learning. Learn More
Dr. Jody Culham’s lab uses cognitive neuroscience approaches to investigate how the human brain uses sensory information to perceive the world and guide hand actions such as reaching, grasping and tool use. Learn More
The research taking place in Dr. Stefan Kohler's Lab focuses on the organization of memory in the human brain. Learn More
Dr. J. Bruce Morton examines the challenges young children face organizing their thoughts and actions in the service of achieving long-term goals. Learn More
A study by Dr. Jessica Grahn found that Parkinson’s disease patients have problems finding the regular, steady pulse that we tap our foot to when we hear a rhythm... Learn More
Dr. Daniel Ansari and his colleagues took a first step toward an integration of functional data (fMRI) and cortical white matter pathways (DTI) in the domain of calculation... Learn More
Dr. Derek Mitchell and his colleagues tested the hypothesis that individuals with low levels of trait empathy would show abnormalities in brain regions associated with empathy...