Welcome to The Laboratory of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience (LBCN)
In our research, we aim to comprehend the electrophysiological principles of human brain function and how these intricate mechanisms are disrupted during epileptic seizures.
We record simultaneously from hundreds of sites within the human brain in patients who are implanted with intracranial electrodes as part of their epilepsy surgery evaluation.
Our intracranial recordings are complemented by direct electrical stimulation of specific brain sites of interest. This approach provides essential causal evidence regarding the significance of a particular brain area in a specific human behavior and human subjective experience, and its causal connectivity with other regions of the brain.
The significance of our research extends to each individual patient who volunteers for our cognitive and behavioral experiments. By mapping the functional units within each individual patient’s brain, we gather clinically valuable information to formulate precise and safer surgical plans and reduce the risk of significant cognitive deficits following surgery. Furthermore, we pinpoint the location of pathological activity, aiding in the identification of the source of seizures and the mode of their propagation within each patient's brain.