Cognitive and Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab
Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Stephanie Rossit's lab at the School of Psychology, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.
This laboratory is dedicated to the study of the role of sensory information for perception and motor control and how these two processes interact. To answer these questions, we carry out behavioral and neuroimaging experiments with both healthy participants and neurological patients. Most of our neuropsychological research is focused on studying the deficits associated with visual neglect (a loss of awareness of the contralesional side of space present in up to 80% of stroke patients) as well in investigating the efficacy of techniques used to rehabilitate this severe neurological condition.
We use a variety of methods:
- behavioral methods (e.g., psychophysics)
- motion-tracking to measure eye and hand movements
- lesion-symptom mapping to relate particular deficits with specific lesion sites in stroke patients
- transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to study of the brain's functioning and interconnections during perceptual and motor tasks
- functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to measure the pattern of brain activation while participants perform perceptual and motor tasks inside the scanner
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