The NeuroCognitive Imaging Lab (NCIL) is devoted to improving quality of life through brain research.
We study neuroplasticity – how the brain’s organization can be affected by experience, and how this can in different situations be adaptive or disruptive. Different research projects look at topics such as second language learning, aphasia (an acquired language disorder), deafness, and sign language. We make extensive use of brain imaging technologies including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), event-related brain potentials (ERP), and magnetoencephalography (MEG). Most of our studies are aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of different neurological conditions.
Our ultimate goal is to help people live healthier, happier, and more productive lives. To this end, our activities follow a cycle that includes basic research, active participation in clinical settings to understand patients’ and clinicians’ needs, clinical research, and knowledge translation and commercialization.