Welcome to the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab
The Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab at URMC (CNL-R) is a group of scientists, clinicians, and technicians based in the University of Rochester Medical Center Department of Neuroscience. We’re interested in understanding how the brain processes inputs from our sense organs. We have a particular interest in how conditions and disorders with genetic and neurological components affect sensory perception and sense-related cognition. To date, researchers in our lab have published articles related to Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Multiple Sclerosis, Neimann Pick Type C, addiction, ADHD, and Rett Syndrome, to name a few.
Current research foci include:
- Batten Disease
- Rett Syndrome
- Neurological complications of AIDS
- Multisensory Integration
We utilize a variety of techniques including electroencephalography, electrocorticography, functional magnetic resonance imaging, and transgenic murine models to study the characteristics of these diseases and how they are manifested in the brain. Our mission is to identify and understand the physiology of the fundamental deficits behind these syndromes and to connect these deficiencies to common genetic, physiological, and behavioral traits. Furthering our knowledge of these diseases has allowed us to develop clinical trials to ameliorate these deficits and definitively measure that progress.