Dr Alex Puckett

ARC DECRA

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Affiliate Research Fellow

Queensland Brain Institute

Affiliate Lecturer

School of Psychology
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
a.puckett@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 56394

Overview

I currently hold a research fellow position in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland and an affiliate position at the Queensland Brain Institute. My research has primarily involved developing and applying advanced neuroimaging techniques and computational models to investigate the neural underpinnings of human perception and behavior. More specifically, I have led a number of investigations using fMRI (at both 3T and 7T) to measure brain activity throughout various cortical areas (e.g., visual, somatosensory, motor) as well as in the subcortex. My current research focus is on applying 7T fMRI to measure layer- and column-specific cortical activity in order to study bottom-up and top-down processes in human sensory cortices.

Research Impacts

Ultra-high field (7T) MRI scanners are incredible resources capable of providing unprecedented opportunities for human imaging and thus for societal impact. My work serves to build capacity at these instruments by developing acquisition and processing strategies that will not only streamline their use, but more importantly, will establish experimental methods to perform high spatial resolution (e.g., layer- and column-specific) functional imaging in awake and behaving humans and thus expand the capacity for cutting-edge research and discovery. Not only will this have impact by paving the way for basic research discovery, but it will also contribute to transitioning 7T MRI into being a powerful tool for clinical use and hence further commercialization of these instruments.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, WCW

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Journal Article

Conference Publication

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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