The Brain Dynamics Lab

Welcome to Our Laboratory

The Brain Dynamics Lab is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that studies how brain dynamics give rise the human cognition.

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June 2019

This week many of are in Rome attending the OHBM meeting. We have presentations throughout the week. Aland Astudillo, Alejandro Weinstein, Caroline Lea, David Araya, Grace and Monica Otero are presenting. Come and Join us...
Alejandro Weinstein: Poster Th068, titled "A wearable device for generating
periodic somatosensory stimulation"

Monica Otero: Poster T870, Titled: "Cortical Mechanisms of the persistence of visual alpha entrainment"

Grace: Poster 658, Titled: "Striatal Dopamina in Attentional Inhibition: Too Much, Too Little or Just Enough"

David Araya: Poster w850, Titled: "Modelling the Brain as a Hybrid System: Inferring Functional Connectivity Dynamics with State Space Representations"

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May 2019

The first article from our collaboration with the Instituto Universitario de Neurociencia, La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain, has now been published in Scientific Reports.
https://doi-org.manchester.idm.oclc.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42908-1

Mission

The Brain Dynamics Lab is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that studies brain dynamics, predominantly in humans, in order to understand the mechanisms giving rise to cognitive function and dysfunctions.

We interpret the brain as a highly dynamic self-organising system, which continuously adapts to a changing, uncertain and noisy environment, by dynamically modifying its structure and function, relying on the history of previously processed information. Such an amazing capability is thought to be a fundamental computational property of the brain, which we observe in the way it shapes the behaviour and the way it manifests in Neuroscience data. We approach the above problem by bridging the gap between the underlying neuronal dynamics and the emergent responses, whether they are of behavioural or of neurophysiological (M/EEG and fMRI) nature. In order to face such an ambitious goal, our lab then attracts expertise from a wide spectrum of disciplines including STEM, biological, psychological and clinical sciences.
Our work is currently funded by: The UK Medical Research Council; The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council; Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica and the Advanced Center for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

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