Prof. Krish Singh
Based at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, School of Psychology
Neuroimaging, visual cortex, visual motion, oscillations, BOLD, visualisation.
Research Interests and Facilities
My main research interest is in non-invasive functional imaging of the human brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG). I have a specific interest is in using these imaging technologies in order to study the human visual system. Current projects include:
- The relationship between the BOLD response, as measured with fMRI, and oscillatory power changes in the cortex, as measured with MEG.
- Functional Neuroimaging of visual motion processing in human visual cortex. This includes low-level visual tasks such as spatio-temporal frequency tuning, velocity tuning, contrast and motion coherency. In addition, I am interested in fMRI and MEG studies of biological motion and implied-motion processing.
- The functional significance and inter-relationship of Alpha, Beta and Gamma oscillations in human visual cortex.
- Anatomical MRI of the 3D shape of the human eye in conditions such as myopia.
- Analysis and visualisation methods for the processing of MEG and fMRI data.
I am one of the Directors of the newly established Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), which is part of the UK’s largest 5* rated School of Psychology. This has state-of-the-art neuroimaging resources dedicated to neuroscience research. These include a 275-channel VSM/CTF MEG system, a 3-Tesla GE HDx MRI scanner, a 32-channel MRI compatible EEG system, three EEG laboratories, 2 TMS systems and a 300-node computing cluster dedicated to neuroimaging data analysis. CUBRIC also has dedicated support staff to support neuroimaging research. PhD projects undertaken with myself will be based around these resources, with a focus on MEG and fMRI and/or analysis methodologies.
Available PhD Projects
Any projects within the remit of my research interests described above will be considered.
- Singh, K.D., Barnes, G.R., Hillebrand, A., Forde, E.M.E, Williams, A.L. (2002) Task-related changes in cortical synchronisation are spatially coincident with the haemodynamic response. Neuroimage (2002), 16, pp. 103-114.
- Singh, K.D., Barnes, G.R., Hillebrand, A. (2003) Group Imaging of task-related changes in cortical synchronisation using non-parametric permutation testing. Neuroimage, 19(4): 1589-1601.
- Singh K.D., Smith A.T., Greenlee M.W. (2000) Spatio-temporal frequency and direction sensitivities of human visual areas measured using fMRI. Neuroimage (2000), 12(5), pp. 550-64.
- Smith, A.T., Singh, K.D., Williams, A.L., Greenlee, M.W. (2001) Estimating receptive field size and scatter from fMRI data in human striate and extrastriate cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 11, pp. 1182 –1190.