The human brain consists of numerous networks distributed over space and connected over time to orchestrate meaningful interaction with the external world. In the Brain Mapping Laboratory, we study precursors to behavior and aftereffects of stimulation in neural networks to understand this interaction through electrophysiology and bioimaging. We aim to translate this knowledge into clinical diagnostic and therapeutic systems to improve the quality of life of those suffering from neurological disorders. We work with neurosurgical patients with epilepsy and movement disorders (Tourette’s syndrome, Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor), as well as stroke patients undergoing neurorehabilitation. The integration of behavioral neuroscience, clinical physiology and biosignal processing is prolific to the development of translational medicine applications, and our research agenda sits squarely at their nexus.
-Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D.