Labs Associated with the DCEC
Birgit Frauscher's, MD, PhD Lab for Analytical Neurophysiology seeks to employ a variety of quantifiable tools in order to shed light on neurophysiological and pathological processes
The Cogan Lab studies speech, language, and cognition using invasive electrophysiological recordings (ECoG, SEEG, µECoG).
We use engineering approaches to understand and control neural function. Our research and development efforts are focused on devices that use electrical activation of the nervous system to restore function to individuals with neurological impairment.
Our research group seeks to improve the treatment of neurologic diseases and injuries. We study the development and function of neurons, one of the cellular components of brain circuits, as well as the neural signals that brain circuits produce.
Our research applies innovations in flexible electronics to create new technology for interfacing with the brain at a much finer scale and with broader coverage than previously possible. We create new tools for neuroscience research and technology to diagnose and treat neurological disorders, such as epilepsy.
The goal of this laboratory is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying epileptogenesis, the process by which a normal brain becomes epileptic. The epilepsies constitute a group of common, serious neurological disorders, among which temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) is the most prevalent and devastating.