Marty Woldorff, Ph.D., PI
We use a combination of electrophysiological (ERP, EEG) and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) methods to study the mechanisms of attention and related cognitive processes in humans. Themes include: (1) Attentional and cognitive control; (2) Attentional modulation of perceptual processes; (3) Influence of training on attention; (4) The relationships between attention and reward.
Our primary focus is the understanding of the neural and psychological mechanisms underlying human attentional, perceptual, and cognitive processes. To study these phenomena, we employ a combination of various techniques to measure brain activity, such as event-related potentials (ERPs) and functional MRI (fMRI), while subjects are engaged in cognitive and perceptual tasks.