Ongoing Lab Studies

If you are interested in participating in on of our studies please contact Matt Pachai:
1. Treating visual hallucinations in those with vision loss

If you experience visual hallucinations as a result of loss of vision and interested in participating in our study to develop treatment for these visual hallucinations, please contact Sara Rafique on the details below. Your participation will contribute to the advancement of scientific knowledge, better understanding and treatment for this condition.

If you are a healthy person (aged 40 years and over) and are interested in helping contribute to this research or may know a friend or family member suffering from this condition, we would also like to hear from you.

Please contact Sara Rafique: if you are interested in volunteering to participate. Tel: (416) 736-2100 ext. 22680.

2. Effects of TMS in the “Occipital Face Area”: a consecutive TMS-fMRI study

In this project, we use image-guided transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) followed by an fMR-adaptation paradigm. We aim to better understand the face processing network by creating temporary "neuronal noise" in specific areas and study the effects in other regions of the face processing network.

* We are not recruiting volunteers for this project

3. The effect of transiently disrupting object search and detection in scenes using repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS)

Our research team is working to understand how the brain searches for objects in a scene. The purpose of this study is to determine which brain regions are involved in locating objects in a scene.

Please contact Sara Rafique: if you are interested in volunteering to participate.

4. The effect of training with inverted faces on the selective use of horizontal structure

Our team is currently researching whether the increase in discrimination accuracy for inverted faces resulting from practice coincides with more selective processing of horizontal structure in inverted faces.