Cognitive control of attention and its role in regulating brain function in health and disease (2012–2018)
Mechanisms of attention prioritise the flow of sensory information in the brain and are vital for most aspects of perception, cognition and action. The aims of this research are to provide novel insights into how attentional processes are controlled in the human brain, to understand how attention regulates perception and brain plasticity, and to determine how brain injury and disease affect attentional functions. The project will combine behavioural measures of perception and cognitive control with non-invasive brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques. The outcomes will inform strategies for enhanced learning in educational
settings, and will aid the development of more effective approaches to rehabilitation following brain injury.