I am a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at Northwestern University and the University of Chicago supported by an NIH NIDCD K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award. My research investigates the anatomical and functional networks underlying multisensory processes, including basic auditory, visual, and tactile interactions, visual facilitation of speech perception, mechanisms that support a multisensory body image, and how these processes change due to damage, disease, and aging. This work is an extension of my dissertation research with VS Ramachandran at UC San Diego which focused on multisensory processes in synesthetes, amputees, and individuals with xenomelia (a persistent desire to amputate a limb). My current research program examines multisensory networks in the general population through psychophysical testing, anatomical measures of connectivity (DTI), and electrophysiological measures of neural activity using scalp-recorded EEG in typically developing individuals and intracranial electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings in patients with epilepsy.


 

  2014 David Brang