Our lab is focused on understanding how the brain represents the body. This ranges from questions such as “How do we represent where we feel touch?” to “What are the neural correlates of embodiment?” We rely heavily on evidence from cognitive neuropsychological research – experiments with brain-damaged individuals – to inform our theories. We also investigate the mind/brain in neurologically-intact individuals, along with using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).
We believe that science is for everyone, and welcome people from all backgrounds. Towards the goal of diversifying science, we recently received an NSF grant titled “Training Diverse Scholars in Data Science to Understand the Brain and Behavior” to establish a BRIDGE program in data science and psychology/neuroscience at UD. This post-bac program will provide individuals from underrepresented groups with two years of training to prepare them for STEM careers. Please e-mail me if you have any questions about the program.
Our lab is accepting graduate students for the 2023-24 academic year. Our lab provides graduate students with a unique training experience, as you will have the opportunity to work closely with stroke sufferers to understand cognition, along with researching body representations, a fascinating topic that relatively few labs study. If you are a prospective graduate student, please visit this page with information about our lab for those interested in graduate school. Then feel free to e-mail me with questions about the lab, new research projects, and available resources.