Holistic Imagery

The most widely used imaging method, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) provides precise information about where in the brain activity occurs, but it cannot detect with the same degree of precision when these events occur in the brain. This kind of temporal precision can be accomplished with magnetoencephalography (MEG), a tool developed at MIT and found in the Martinos Imaging Center at MIT.  Dimitrios Pantazis’ research helps to bridge the gap between spatial and temporal brain imaging data. Director of the MEG lab, Pantazis develops new methods for extracting neural representations from MEG data, and the development of multimodal imaging techniques that give more holistic information about brain function. Using such approaches, he gets insight into processes such as how the brain handles information in the ventral visual stream.