Neuroimaging to Understand Action and Coordination

Modulation of large-scale brain systems using network-based neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation to understand and improve goal-directed cognition and action.

The relationship between what our eyes see and the brain heavily influences our understanding and ability to physically react to our world. While hand-eye coordination has been studied for thousands of years little is understood about the areas of the brain used in such actions. Using TMS and MRI, we are able to recognise not just the different areas of the brain used for cognition but how they interact with one another and create a neural network.

Katherine Newman is a VISTA PhD Scholarship winner. Her supervisor is VISTA Core Member Dale Stevens.

Image caption: York University MRI scanner funded by VISTA.