The aim of the Multimodal Integration Group (MIG) is to develop and apply the methods needed to understand how the human brain is impacted by epilepsy and sleep. We believe that a more nuanced and fundamental understanding of the human brain can be achieved by combining the data from multiple techniques, using their strengths to investigate how brain networks interact in time and space. Our primary tools are electroencephalography (EEG) and structural and functional MRI (fMRI), which we use separately and in combination.
We are interested in the following questions:
- How do differences in habitual sleep patterns, such as its duration or timing, link with brain function and structure, and impact on cognition and mental health?
- How can EEG and MRI be used clinically to help people with epilepsy and sleep disorders?
- Are disruptions to sleep responsible for reducing quality of life in people with epilepsy?
- How do EEG and fMRI relate to each other, and how can their data best be combined?
For up-to-date lists of publications from the Multimodal Integration Group, please see the following pages:
We are grateful to the EPSRC, BBSRC, The Wellcome Trust, The Waterloo Foundation, The Dr Hadwen Trust, The Royal Society and FAPESP for their support.