The Cusack Lab uses a diverse range of methods.
Measuring brain development
By measuring how the brain develops, we can better understand many aspects of infants’ development and behaviour. One method to measure brain activity is magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An MRI scan is taken in a large machine that is shaped like a tunnel; this is a safe method of scanning and there are no known dangers associated with it. We use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to see what areas of the brain are active and communicating with each other when infants are experiencing different things. With this method, we are able to investigate how the brain responds to information at various moments along its developmental timecourse.
Building theories with computational models
Brainhack Ireland 2018
Thank you to everyone that came to Brainhack Ireland from May 2-4 @ Huckletree, Dublin!