• Research Questions

    • What is the role of plasticity, amodality  & memory formation duing perceptual learning?

    • What is the role of visual experience in shaping the neural network linked with navigation?

    • What neural structures do blind people rely on to navigate?

    • How can we maximaize the potential of sensory substitution devices?

    • Are the nodes involved in navigation process vision only orare they sensory and modality independent?

    • How do blind people represent space? Is this representation equivalent to the representation made by sighted people? What strategies do blind people to learn spatial relations?

  • Methodologies used

    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    • Functional Magnatic resonance Imaging

    • Psychophsics

    • Behavioral Neuroscience

    • Maze navigation, Maze learning

    • Volumetry

    • Functional and anatomical connectivity

  • Keywords

    • Brain plasticity, amodality, multi-sensory integration, sensory substitution, navigation, perceptual learning, spatial learning, maze learning, scene recognition, blindness, congenital blindness, hippocampus, parietal cortex, retrosplenial cortex, occipital cortex, parahippocampal place area, magnetic resonance imaging.

  • Courses for Advanced Neuroscience Study

    • The Neuroscience of Expertise​

    • Brain plasticity rehabilitation and accommodation

  • Head, Visual and Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory (VCN lab)
    Ariel University, The Department of Psychology

  • Fellow of the Azrieli International Foundation, the  ELSC (Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences) and of the Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR).

Phone: 972-54-949-0269

Website: www.ariel.ac.il/research/vcnlab

Email: danielc@ariel.ac.il

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