Fetal-Neonatal Neuroimaging & Developmental Science Center
Yoshio Okada, PhD
|Hospital Title||MEG Program Director, FNNDSC|
|Academic Title||Clinical Professor of Neurology|
|Location||1 Autumn Street|
|Boston MA 02215|
Dr. Okada’s research interest is in the area of human brain develoment, especially functional development. He uses magnetoencephalography (MEG) and electroencephalography (EEG) to study the electrophysiology, electroculography and infrared eye movement monitor to study control of eye movements by the brain, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to study the anatomical development accompanying the functional development, mathematical techniques to image activities in the brain and mathematical models of the cortical circuit to interpret MEG and EEG signals. He uses these techniques to understand the normal development of the human brain in the area of perception and cognition, and also to understand how the normal development is altered in patients with various neurological disorders including cerebral palsy, autism, epilepsy, Down Syndrome, hearing impairment and deafness, visual impairment and blindness. He is also interested in developing methods of rehabilitation to help children with movement impairments due to trauma or cerebral palsy.