Current Research Projects
Patients are helping us unravel the role of different parts of the brain in cognition and behavior.
Intra-operative Speech Networks Study
We are recording the activity of neurons across connected brain regions, while patients are speaking. This study to understand how the brain plans and produces speech is funded by the NIH BRAIN Initiative.
Responsive Neurostimulation for Epilepsy
We are analyzing data recorded by the RNS devices, which deliver intracranial electrical stimulation to suppress seizures in patients with Epilepsy.
Cognitive Neuroscience During Intracranial Monitoring
Epilepsy patients undergoing intracranial monitoring can participate in research exploring questions like how we recognize faces and scenes, speech and language, sounds and music, smells and tastes.
Sharing Research Findings
We are developing materials for sharing our research findings with patient-participants. For example, our intra-operative speech networks participants receive a printed card that shows activity of their own brain cells, recorded while they were talking.