The overarching objective of my research is to understand the behavioural and neural bases of executive functions across the spectrum of life using a suite of behavioural measures, neuroimaging techniques and computational modelling. My research program revolves around three central themes.
(1) The first strand of my research examines how executive functions such as working memory and response inhibition are organized in the brain and how these processes can be explored using a computational modeling framework called dynamic field theory.
Both the second and third strands of my research program build upon a novel suite of methodological tools and pipelines that I have developed for carrying out neuroimaging research using functional near-infrared spectroscopy.
(2) In the second strand of my research, I use these tools to explore the neural correlates of visual working memory in typical early development within low and high socio-economic settings.
(3) In the third strand of my research, I use these same tools to investigate the structural and physiological changes that accompany the loss of functional integrity in the ageing brain while carrying out executive functions.