Willingness to take PhD students
Andrew Bagshaw is interested in developing the combination of EEG and fMRI to provide more precise spatial and temporal localisation of brain activity. Measuring both the electrical and haemodynamic responses to a task or neural event offers the possibility of new insights into the basic mechanisms of brain function, and greater understanding of conditions such as epilepsy and sleep disorders. Within the Multimodal Integration Group (MIG) he is using EEG-fMRI to study response covariability in single trials with robust sensory paradigms, developing methods to improve data quality based on independent component analysis and methods to integrate the data based on information theory, as well as using these techniques to study questions in cognitive neuroscience, sleep and epilepsy. Dr Bagshaw is also examining the link between the information provided by structural and functional imaging and that from neuropsychological testing to understand more about the effect of epilepsy on normal brain functions.