Cognitive Neurosciences Laboratory
The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory was founded in 1991 by Dr. Allan Tasman, Professor and Chairman. The laboratory has an electrophysiology booth and several computers which are used to collect electroencephalographic (EEG) and evoked potential data. The lab also contains a state-of-the-art 128 channel EEG acquisition system and stimulation hardware and software. These systems are being used to study the electrophysiology of both normal cognition and psychopathology.
The Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory has provided educational opportunities to graduate students and residents. Each year medical students are invited to participate in the lab through the School of Medicine’s Medical Student Summer Research Project.
Ongoing projects of the lab involve incorporating high density event-related potentials in the studies, combining both neuroanatomy and circuitry of normal cognition, and psychopathology. Through a partnership with the University Hospital and the Department of Bioengineering, the lab is part of the new Brain Imaging Center for functional and structural imaging.