The overarching theme of the cognitive neuroscientists associated with the Centre is to identify how multiple perceptual streams are integrated and then translated into meaningful actions whether those actions are with conspecifics or inanimate objects. Not only are these processes fundamental to our very being, they represent the questions that virtually all of neuroscience ultimately seeks to answer.
Most cognitive neuroscientists use a single technique for their research – a more effective approach is to use multiple techniques that make it possible to overcome limitations inherent in any one method. The new multimodal imaging facility will allow researchers to combine fMRI, TMS, and high density ERP imaging techniques to allow researchers at Laurier to address these questions more effectively.
The Centre's unique structure provides students with opportunities for hands-on experience with brain imaging and mapping techniques such as:
Opportunities also exist for students to gain skills in:
As well as learning these specialist skills, students will have the opportunity to develop core research skills including:
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