Neuromodulation of brain activity and function
The laboratory seeks new ways to treat psychiatric and neurological disorders through invasive (e.g. deep brain stimulation) and non-invasive neuromodulation (e.g. transcranial magnetic stimulation) techniques. The laboratory also works closely with the UCLA school of Engineering to develop a novel high-channel wireless neuromodulation device that can simultaneously stimulate and record single-unit and local field potential signals from deep brain structures in a closed loop responsive manner. Research programs are dedicated to linking novel neurotechnologies with clinical research that will lead to therapeutic treatments for psychiatric and neurological impairments.
Neuroimaging of cognition and behavior
Using high-resolution functional magnetic resonance imaging, diffusion tensor imaging, and electroencephalography the lab seeks to understand brain activation changes associated with successful and unsuccessful learning and memory processes in young adults and older individuals that are at at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease.