Center for Mind/Brain Sciences - CIMeC
Neuroimaging Labs (LNIF)
We use human brain imaging techniques to study the communication between brain areas by means of neural oscillations and synchrony.
Magnetoencephalography (MEG) allows us to capture the highly dynamic interactions in large-scale networks with millisecond precision.
We seek to understand the general principles by which the directed communication between different brain areas may help orchestrate perception and sensorimotor control.
With these tools we investigate top-down mechanisms of visual attention. The superb temporal resolution and the whole-head coverage of MEG allows us to study interactions of wide-spread neural networks by means of neural oscillations and synchrony. In particular, we became interested in mechanisms subserving non-spatial attention, e.g. when searching for a certain color.
Often we combine our temporally precise MEG recordings with spatially high-resoluting fMRI activity - within each subject. In addition we confirm measures of functional connectivity (i.e., coherent neural oscillations in two or more areas) with the subject‘s individual anatomical connectivity by means of diffusion tractography (DTI).
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