Neurophysiological Mechanisms of General Anesthesia and Sedation


Our research integrates neuroimaging, biomedical signal processing, and the systems neuroscience of general anesthesia and sedation.

We conduct human studies of anesthesia-induced unconsciousness, using a variety of techniques including multimodal neuroimaging, high-density EEG, and invasive neurophysiological recordings used to diagnose medically refractory epilepsy.

We also develop novel methods in neuroimaging and biomedical signal processing to support these studies, as well as methods for monitoring level of consciousness under general anesthesia using EEG.