Mind the Gap: Brain Connections and Behaviour
About Ruth's Research
Ruth Empson’s research aims to understand how the connections between brain cells, called synapses, work together to change the neural output patterns of specialist brain regions. This process is called neuroplasticity. Her specific interest is to identify how neuroplasticity drives changes in the brain regions that are critical for perception and movement.
Most recently, as a New Zealand Fulbright Scholar in the USA, she has explored ways to assess how neuroplasticity contributes to changes in eye movements. This work is also helping the search for new targets to treat specific movement disorders called cerebellar ataxias.
Throughout her research she applies high-resolution electrical measurements and optical imaging, and is currently pioneering state-of-the-art optical sensors to enable real-time synaptic monitoring in the awake brain. She also holds a career-long passion for conveying knowledge and the rich benefits of curiosity-driven scientific research to students of all ages.
Streaming information for Professor Ruth Empson's IPL
This event will be live-streamed, from 5.25pm Tuesday 12 February, at the following web address:
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|Date||Tuesday, 12 February 2019|
|Time||5:30pm - 7:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|
|Location||Archway 1 Lecture Theatre|
Union Street East
|Contact Name||Lisa Ngeru|
|Contact Phone||+64 3 471 6481|