Krekelberg Neuroscience Laboratory

As neuroscientists, our ultimate goal is to understand how the brain works. We use a wide range of techniques to get us closer to that long-term goal: single cell recordings and two-photon imaging in animals, EEG and fMRI in human volunteers, and computational models and quantitative data analysis to guide our thinking about the complex information processes that takes place in the brain.

We mainly study the visual system, as it is arguably the best understood part of the brain, and can serve as a simplified system to help understand principles of brain function. But, our goal is to use the insights gained in the visual system to improve brain function, or to remove deficits in brain function in diseases such as Schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, or even just the changes associated with normal aging. For their potential as a new way to improve brain function, much of our current focus is on the development of techniques for noninvasive brain stimulation