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Epilepsy imaging research group
Our research draws on multimodal imaging approaches to understand brain networks and behaviour

Combining state-of-the-art brain imaging methods, we aim to understand how functional networks in the brain respond and adapt to epilepsy and epilepsy-associated lesions.

The development of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) has dramatically impacted on basic neuroscience and clinical research, allowing direct insight into human brain structures and functions in vivo. 

Our research focuses on understanding how functional systems in the brain, particularly those involved in memory, respond and adapt to acute and chronic brain injury.  Patients undergoing brain surgery for epilepsy and related conditions present a unique opportunity to study and identify specific situations in which “functional plasticity”, or re-mapping of functions in the brain, may occur.  In addition to improving our understanding of how brain structures interact to form and store memories, our research also offers a directly translational application to improve surgical management in individual patients.  Primary translational research objectives are to improve the selection of patients likely to benefit from surgical intervention while minimising risks to functions central to their quality of life.

Selected publications