Karim Jerbi, PhD
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair (CRC)
Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging
Psychology Department
University of Montreal
Quebec, Canada


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Karim Jerbi, PhD
Associate Professor
Canada Research Chair (CRC) in
Systems Neuroscience and Cognitive Neuroimaging


Head of the CoCo Lab

Psychology Department
University of Montreal
Pavillon Marie-Victorin
90, avenue Vincent d'Indy, local D-418
Quebec, Canada

Email: karim.jerbi(at)umontreal.ca

Research

The primary goal of my research is to advance our knowledge of brain function and dysfunction. In particular, one of the main questions I am interested in is how distinct neuronal populations exchange information and coordinate their activity across brain networks. Understanding the mechanims of brain connectivity, and how they mediate information integration and processing, is in my opinion probably one of the most fascinating endeavors in systems neuroscience. Research in my lab seeks to address this question using a combination of techniques ranging from state-of-the-art neuroimaging, advanced signal processing and machine learning tools.

Despite being the focus of a thriving field of research, the neuronal mechanisms that enable communication within and between distinct brain areas are still poorly understood. A substantial part of my research aims to address this question by measuring changes in local and long-distance neuronal synchronization both during active tasks and during resting states. A key aspect of this multi-disciplinary research is the use of several complementary recording techniques namely Magnetoencephalography (MEG), intracranial Electroencephalography (iEEG) and microelectrode recordings in humans and to bridge the gap between electrophysiological and neuroimaging studies of neural network dynamics.

Recent research suggests that probing large-scale brain networks and neuronal synchronization is not only key to understanding normal brain function, but that it could also be a promising marker in future studies of the pathophysiology of a number of psychiatric disorders including depression, bipolar disorders and schizophrenia.

My current research and future topics of interest include:

► Data-driven Neuroscience Research using Artificial Intelligence
► From Neural Oscillations to Cognition & Behavior (Emotions, attention, memory, decision-making)
► Multi-Scale Investigations of Network Dynamics & Connectivity
► Motor Control, Action Planning and Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs)
► Network Dysfunction & Connectivity Alteration in Psychiatric Disorders
► Rhythmic and non-rhythmic properties of spontaneous brain activity (resting-state, sleep, consciousness)

For more details see an overview of my Research Topics

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