VA Providence Healthcare System
Recording, Decoding, and Computational Neuroscience
This core, established in the past year and led by Stephanie Jones, PhD, brings additional University-affiliate neuroscience, engineering, and computational modeling expertise to the VA to support research across our FAs. It will strengthen CfNN by contributing: 1) novel multi-scale computational modeling to interpret brain signals in humans and animal models; (2) development and testing of innovative open-source electroencephalography (EEG) devices for data acquisition and analysis; and 3) computational neuroscience methods to reveal mechanisms of action of both invasive and noninvasive brain stimulation therapies, and to make predictions of how stimulation methods can be refined to more effectively modulate relevant brain networks. The near-term goals of Core B are to help CfNN and affiliated researchers deepen their understanding of how device-based neurotherapies act on brain circuits and networks. Its long-term mission is to help CfNN advance device-based therapies for Veterans suffering from a wide variety of brain disorders.