I am a T32 Sponsored Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program. 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). Our 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