Research topic: Investigating how perceptual and motor memories are formed, modified and internally represented in the human brain, and the resulting learning which enables skill improvements over time.
Research methods: Psychophysics, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Functional MRI (fMRI), EEG.
Main projects in the lab include:
- Identifying the processes required during memory formation for optimal and generalized perceptual and motor learning.
- Dissecting the neural mechanisms associated with modification of existing memories following their reactivation and the resulting effects of these mechanisms on perceptual and motor learning.
- Studying non-invasive brain stimulation strategies to facilitate or inhibit synchronized function in the brain areas involved in order to improve memory gains and subsequent learning, or to degrade unwanted memories.