Dr Mevorach uses a variety of methodologies including brain stimulation (TMS/ tDCS) and brain imaging (fMRI) to better understand brain mechanisms of attention control.
One aspect of his research focuses on the interaction between attention control and implementation in the brain (e.g., Mevorach et al., 2010 JoN) in order to provide a neurocognitive marker of attention performance. Consequently, these markers are used in investigating atypical attention: in patients with brain lesion, neurodevelopmental disorders (such as ADHD or Autism) and normal ageing. By better understanding the circuitry of top-down attentional selection in health he aims to elucidate attentional functioning in these atypical scenarios so that the difficulties and also the way they might be ameliorated can be unveiled.
Other lines of his research focus on how visual attention processes are intertwined with motor control (e.g., Mevorach et al., 2016, JoV) and how they interact with perceptual learning (Chang et al., 2014, Curr Biol). Taken together the work in his lab also paves the way for a more translational approach to how computerised attention training (CPAT, Sampanis et al., 2015) as well as perceptual learning can be beneficially utilised in a variety of contexts (e.g., after stroke, in ADHD, in Autism and in aging).
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