תחום מחקר: מדעי המוח
The Neuropsychiatry Lab aims to bridge the gaps between clinical practice and research, neurology and psychiatry, computation and cognition in order to re-formulate our understanding of the human self and its pathologies. We work with and for neurological (Alzheimers disease and memory disorders) and psychiatric patients (dissociative disorders) in the department of neurology, neuropsychiatry clinic, invasive neurophysiological unit and in the operation room. We use sophisticated computational methods applied directly on clinical data, particularly tailored to improve clinical management and scientific understanding of neuropsychiatric disorders. Our multidisciplinary team of medical doctors, physicists, computer scientists and psychologists perform electrophysiological and metabolic recordings in healthy subjects and neuropsychiatric patients. We perform sophisticated analyses and modeling in order to better understand the human self in health and disease. We develop approaches to address the specific medical needs of neuropsychiatric patients and clinicians. Our main interests involve cortex-related functional conditions including epilepsy, Alzheimers disease and memory disorders, dissociative disorders, disorientation states and different cognitive disturbances and misperceptions. By combining direct clinical involvement and cutting-edge computational methods we are able to challenge the customary context of the human “self” and to reframe neuropsychiatry, and at the same time to develop effective patient-tailored clinical tools.