Luke Dustan

Research group:
Neuroscience
Email:
DustanL@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
029 208 70355
Location:
CUBRIC, Park Place

Research summary

The main aim of my research is concerned with the role that white matter connectivity has on cognition. More specifically focusing on the extent that quantitative diffusion matrices correlate with performance of various behavioural tasks, with the aim of finding any spatial associations or disassociations in the brain. I am also investigating whether there is an underlying link between connectivity and intelligence. The information about brain structure in obtained non-invasively using magnetic resonance imaging techniques. The research is conducted at CUBRIC.

Teaching summary

2010-present: First year practical tutor.
2009-2010: Marker for the free standalone modules.

Full list of publications

 

Research topics and related papers

Developments of fibre tractography- finding out the reproducibility of reconstructing white matter pathways across individuals.    

Discovering the asymmetry of white matter pathways between hemispheres.

White matter connectivity and cognitive testing.   

Funding

I am very grateful to be funded by the School of Psychology, Cardiff University.

Research group

Neuroscience

Research collaborators

Derek K Jones
David J McGonigle

Undergraduate education

2004- 2007: BSc Psychology and Education Bath Spa University