Behavioural Tasks

The lab uses several different behavioural tasks to measure participant performance. We have recently developed tasks that can be installed on a participant’s own computer, allowing us to study the effects of learning over much longer time-scales than can be examined in normal laboratory-based studies.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

TMS allows us to probe the excitability of the human motor system, and to briefly, safely, and reversibly disrupt the normal function of a targeted brain area.


EMG allows us to measure the activation of muscles.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

MRI can be used to measure both the structure and the function of the brain.