Likova Lab Director
My goal is to integrate multiple brain imaging techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI (fMRI) coupled with a unique motion-capture system, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), tensor-based brain morphometry (TBM), and electroencephalography (EEG) to study neuroplasticity, brain mechanisms of art and learning, rehabilitation of blindness, memory and spatial cognition, vision deficits in TBI, and multimodal sensorimotor processing across levels of visual impairment.
Likova, L. T., & Tyler, C. W.. (2018). Comparative tensor-based morphometry of human brainstem in traumatic photophobia. Nature: Scientific Reports, (6256). Date Published 04/2018. Retrieved from https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-24386-z
Likova, L. T. (2018). Brain reorganization in adulthood underlying a rapid switch in handedness induced by training in memory-guided drawing. In Open Access Peer-Reviewed Chapter In “Neuroplasticity”. Ed. Chaban V.. Neuroplasticity. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.76317
Likova, L. T. (2017). Addressing long-standing controversies in conceptual knowledge representation in the temporal pole: A cross-modal paradigm. Electronic Imaging: Human Vision and Electronic Imaging, pp. 268-272(5). doi:https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2017.14.HVEI-155
Karim, A. K. M. Rezaul, Proulx, M. J., & Likova, L. T.. (2016). Anticlockwise or Clockwise? A Dynamic Perception-Action-Laterality Model for Directionality Bias in Visuospatial Functioning. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.06.032
Likova, L. T. (2015). Temporal evolution of brain reorganization under cross-modal training: insights into the functional architecture of encoding and retrieval networks. In IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging. International Society for Optics and Photonics. doi: 10.1117/12.2178069
The main areas of my research are learning and brain plasticity of multimodal sensorimotor processing in the blind and the sighted.