At the Brain & Cognition Laboratory, Dr. Nobre oversees research studies involving a variety of leading brain-imaging methodologies including fMRI, MEG, EEG, and TMS. These neuroscience methods are combined with behavioral studies to reveal the neural systems supporting cognitive functions in the human brain.
Much of the Lab's activity is devoted to understanding how the brain generates moment-to-moment predictions about events to unfold in order to optimize perception and action. Other research topics include the representation of time; the influence of motivation over perception; and how social factors color experience.
Dr. Nobre received her Ph.D. from Yale University in 1992, where she focused on intracranial as well as non-invasive electrophysiological studies of human cognition. During her postdoctoral research at Yale, and then at Harvard from 1992 to 1994, she was involved in some of the first brain-imaging studies of cognitive functions in the human brain.
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