Edmund Lalor, PhD (Trinity College, Dublin)
Natalia Egorova, Ph.D. Candidate
Dr. David Pitcher
Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institute of Mental Health
MIT ORAL DEFENSE OF DOCTORAL DISSERTATION by
Veronica S. Weiner
SB, Brain and Cognitive Sciences / Economics, MIT, 2002
Thesis Supervisor: Emery Brown
This thesis may be read online at http://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/9/fa06/9.THESIS-BCS/materials.html
Please note: draft thesis requires an MIT certificate for access.
James Cavanagh (Brown University)
Massachussets Institute of Technology, McGovern Institute for Brain Research
Alvaro Pascual-Leone (Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center)
The human brain is intrinsically plastic, changing across the lifespan. Such changes may proof adaptive and lead to functional benefits, or may be the very cause of disease and disability. The challenge is to learn enough about the mechanisms of brain plasticity to guide them, enhancing some and suppressing others, to promote the best functional outcome for a given individual. This requires insights about causal relations between brain activity and behavior.
Dr. Oliver Braddick, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
Alexandre Gramfort, Ph.D.
Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging
Department of Radiology
Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
Maria Kozhevnikov, Ph.D.
Visiting Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor of Psychology at National University of Singapore