People - TCNLab
Principal Investigators of the TCNLab
Lisa SaksidaCanada Research Chair in Translational Cognitive Neuroscience; Scientific Co-Director, BrainsCAN; Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology; Scientist, Robarts Research Institute; Principal Investigator, Brain and Mind Institute; Fellow, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Research Interests / Specializations: We are working toward a better understanding of the psychological processes underlying memory and perception through a programme of theoretically-driven experimental research using both healthy subjects and brain-damaged populations. Research in my lab spans across several species (from mouse to human) and techniques (lesion studies, pharmacology, computational modelling, genetically modified mouse models, patient studies), in each case using the appropriate species and technique for the specific question at hand.
Tim BusseyWestern Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience; Professor, Physiology and Pharmacology; Scientist, Robarts Research Institute; Principal Investigator, Brain and Mind Institute
Research Interests / Specializations: Lisa Saksida and I are PIs in the Translational Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (TCNLab). The driving force behind all of the work in our lab is exactly as the name suggests: we want to understand the neuroscience of cognition, and to facilitate translation of that understanding from animal models to humans and back again. Historically our interest has been in the basic research question: What is the organization, and what are the mechanisms, underlying cognition in the brain? We like to think we’ve come up with some answers, but to do so, we’ve needed to develop some new methodologies … some of which you can find about in more detail on our website.