My lab addresses the computational and systems neuroscience of pain. This research is part theoretical: building realistic models of neuronal information processes to understand processes of pain perception and behaviour, and part experimental: testing these theories using a range of experimental methodologies, especially fMRI. My research aims to develop new technology-based therapies for treating pain in clinical populations.
My interests include:
- Computational and engineering-level models of pain and aversive learning in the brain
- Physiological models of behaviour and homeostasis after injury
- Development of body-machine and brain-machine applications for chronic pain.
I am a Wellcome Clinical Fellow at the Computational and Biological Learning Lab at Cambridge University, and Principal Investigator at the Center for Information and Neural Networks (National institite of Information and Communiciations Technology) and ATR (Kyoto) in Japan. I am also Professor at Osaka University in Japan, an honorary consultant neurologist at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, and Sackler Senior Research Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge.