Boes’ laboratory is interested in the link between brain structure and function across the lifespan, particularly network-based localization of neurological and psychiatric symptoms. Boes and his team approach this topic using multi-modal neuroimaging methods that include lesion mapping, resting state functional connectivity MRI, and structural MRI. A recent focus of the lab has been to investigate the networks associated with focal brain lesions by integrating the traditional approach to lesion mapping with normative functional connectivity data, termed lesion network mapping. Boes is the director of the Clinical Program in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation at the University of Iowa and another focus of the lab is to use advanced imaging techniques in conjunction with neuromodulation to better understand the therapeutic mechanisms of brain stimulation, such as transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of depression.
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