Methods

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.

Electromyography

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.