Sensory and Cognitive Processing in Movement Disorders
Role of Superior Colliculus in Cervical Dystonia
Neuroimaging and experimental methods to test the hypothesis that cervical dystonia is caused by defective inhibition of sensory and motor neurons in the superior colliculus as a result of reduced gamma-aminobutyric acid activity. Learn more here
Abnormal Temporal Discrimination as a marker of gene carriage in Dystonia
The temporal discrimination threshold, the
shortest time interval at which a subject can detect two separate stimuli as being
asynchronous, is abnormal in both patients with cervical dystonia and their unaffected first degree relatives is posited as an endophenotype. Learn more here
Freezing of Gait
Developing quantitative measures of sensory, motor and cognitive function and to compare differences in these measures in Persons with Parkinson's Disease with and without FOG to determine whether true deficits in these domains exist. Learn more here
Objective Measures in Cochlear Implants
Neurophysiological Assessment of Spectral and Temporal Processing
Developing EEG based methods to longitudinally assess spectral and temporal processing in Cochlear Implants users using acoustically rich stimuli. Read more here
Single-channel electroencephalography in cochlear implant users
Developing single channel EEG systems and artifact attenuation methodology for clean acquisition of cortical auditory evoked potentials from cochlear implant users.
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Sensory and Cognitive Processing in Ageing
The Influence of Cognition on Gait in older Adults
Probing the influence of cognitive processing based on gait data, specifically the bidirectional links between executive and motor activity. Lean more here.
Motoric Cognitive Risk
Validating the Motoric Cognitive Risk (MCR) syndrome in the Irish population and investigating the efficacy of a modified-MCR at identifying those with poor motor performance and cognitive impairment. Lean more here.
Interaction of Speech and Cognition
Investigating interpersonal communication between a person with dementia and their caregivers, to identifying speech markers for the early diagnosis of cognitive functioning; andevaluating the impact interpersonal communication has on the self-esteem, social engagement and well-being of a person with dementia and on caregivers' emotional distress. Lean more here.
Biomedical Signal Processing
Acoustic Analysis in Respiratory Medicine
Acoustic analysis of inhaler events to provide objective measures of adherence to medication. Learn more here
Characterization of the underlying neural mechanisms of FXS in order to develop clinically useful biomarkers as endpoints for treatments. Learn more here.
Cancer Related Fatigue
Investigatingchanges in corticomuscular coupling which occur during fatigue in newly diagnosed, pre-and post- treatment cancer patients