In the Whole Brain Modelling Group (aka GriffLab) at the Krembil Centre for Neuroinformatics (KCNI), we take a “bird’s-eye” approach to understanding brain organization and how it is affected in neuropsychiatric and neurological disease.
We work extensively with structural and functional neuroimaging data (sMRI, fMRI, DWI, MEG, EEG), employing the latest cutting-edge analysis methods to study connectivity, oscillations, and their modification by brain stimulation and drugs. This information is used to construct and constrain computational models of brain dynamics that combine meso-scale mathematical descriptions of neural population activity with whole-brain network structure. The meso-scale approach strikes a balance between granularity (level of physiological detail) and coverage (number of brain regions included), that is well-matched to the type of information that can be obtained from modern in-vivo neuroimaging techniques. Together with colleagues in the KCNI microcircuit modelling and computational genomics groups, we are also developing multi-scale modelling approaches that bridge cellular-level and population-level descriptions of neural activity.
Our long-term goal is the development simultaneously detailed and holistic in-silico computational and theoretical accounts of brain function, cognition, and their pathologies.
We have a number of ongoing research projects in the areas of computational neuroscience, neuroimaging, and neuroinformatics. Click the links below for details.
A selection of slides, videos, and code from recent talks and tutorial workshops on a variety of topics.