A key principle of neuroscience is that brain structure governs function—but we still don’t completely understand the link. Dr. Boris Bernhardt, Canada Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroinformatics of Healthy and Diseased Brains, is using advanced neuroimaging to study the brain mechanisms that give rise to cognition in humans. He and his research team are harnessing methodological and conceptual advances to characterize brain systems along a hierarchical gradient from sensory-motor to higher-order transmodal networks.
This integrative approach will advance our understanding of how brain networks contribute to cognition. Ultimately, it will lead to individualized predictors that may help physicians make better decisions about patient care.