Research in our lab examines human information processing, making use of a range of methodologies, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI; an approach that has been called cognitive neuroimaging), electrophysiology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and behavioural paradigms, in both healthy and neurologically disordered populations. We investigate models of language (production and perception) and memory (episodic and semantic). We also examine phenotypic variations in brain structure and function, contributing to the emerging field of brain imaging genetics.

“A great deal of recent work… has been devoted to imaging the brains of people as they perform cognitive tasks online. One can imagine two kinds of motivation for such work. The first is the hope that investigations of this kind could tell us more about the nature of cognition itself – about the functional architecture of some cognitive system. The second and different motivation is to seek to localize in the brain the individual components, the modules, of the proposed functional architecture of some cognitive system.”

Coltheart, M. (2004). Cognitive neuropsychology. In The Social Science Encyclopedia. London: Routledge, Third Edition. pp. 162-163.