Runhao Lu


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Alexandra Woolgar

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Home page

https://lurh1104.wixsite.com/home (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

A distributed "multiple-demand" (MD) network across the frontoparietal brain regions is thought to be crucial for human intelligent behaviours because of its incredible function to flexibly and adaptively process task-relevant information. Although this network is commonly co-activated during demanding tasks, potential functional differentiation among MD regions have long been discussed but no clear consensus yet. My research aims to use concurrent TMS-fMRI to causally examine the distinct contributions of the individual MD regions. In particular, I ask whether these regions work differently in terms of enhancement vs inhibition during selective processing of visual information.

Research Focus

Keywords

cognitive control

intelligence

attention

frontal lobe

TMS-fMRI

Clinical conditions

Cognitive impairment

Equipment

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetoenceohalography (MEG)

Neuropsychological testing

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)

Collaborators

Cambridge

John Duncan

Elizabeth Michael

Alexandra Woolgar

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