Linking symptoms to specific brain areas

NCRI research involves powerful advancements in quantitative electroencephalography to provide a 3-D rendering of electrical sources deep within the brain to objectively define relationships between illness symptoms and the location of aberrant brain activity.

Studying spatiotemporal dynamics in neural processing

Billions of neurons give rise to patterns of electrical activity measured at the scalp surface using noninvasive electrical neuroimaging to measure highly time-dependent spatiotemporal dynamics involved in processing cognitive functions.

Modeling interactions within brain networks

NCRI develops models showing altered patterns of communication between various nodes within networks which forms the basis for deeper understanding of connectivity influences on cognitive and emotional processing.

What We Do

Our mission is to bring Myalgic Encephalomyelitis into the same status as other neurological diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Encephalitis, Ataxia, etc. The World Health Organization (WHO) classifies ME under Diseases of the Nervous System-->Postviral Fatigue Syndrome (8E59), right after encephalitis, where it belongs. NIH does not list it in its list of neuro disorders.

Innovative Brain Research

Our research uses Electrical Neuroimaging due to it's excellent time resolution (down to one one-thousandth of a second) and its ability to measure the brain cells directly. fMRI is a measure of changes in blood flow and DTI is purely structure. fMRI takes about 2-10 seconds to render an image. We can get it much more quickly.

Education and Resources

The NCRI develops models to predict how the brain will react to neurological insults in everyday life. Therefore, part of our mission is to help others understand how these insults take place, how to practice prevention when possible, and when to seek treatment.