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Likova Lab: Brain Plasticity, Learning & Neurorehabilitation

The main areas of my research are neuroplasticity, brain mechanisms of art and learning, blindness rehabilitation through cognitive and spatiomotor training, vision deficits in TBI, and multimodal sensorimotor processing in the blind and the sighted. My lab takes an interdisciplinary approach that incorporates multiple brain imaging techniques including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional MRI (fMRI) coupled with a unique multimodal motion-capture system, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), tensor-based brain morphometry (TBM), and electroencephalography (EEG).

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Journal Articles
Karim, R., & Likova, L. T.. (2018). Tactile aesthetics in the blind: Behavioral and fMRI investigation. Imaging Science And Technology: Human Vision And Electronic Imaging, 532: 1-10. http://doi.org/DOI: 10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2018.14.HVEI-532
Likova, L. T., & Tyler, C. W.. (2018). When light hurts: Comparative morphometry of human brainstem in traumatic photalgia. Nature Scientific Reports, 8(1):6256. http://doi.org/doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-24386-z
Tyler, C. W., & Likova, L. T.. (2017). Studying the Retinal Source of Photophobia by Facial Electroretinography. Optometry And Vision Science, 94(4). http://doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0001064
Cacciamani, L., & Likova, L. T.. (2017). Memory-guided drawing training increases Granger causal influences from the perirhinal cortex to V1 in the blind. Neurobiology Of Learning And Memory, 141. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nlm.2017.03.013 (Original work published 2017)
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). http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2017.14.HVEI-155
Likova, L. T., Tyler, C. W., Cacciamani, L., Mineff, K. N., & Nicholas, S. C.. (2016). The Cortical Network for Braille Writing in the Blind. Electronic Imaging, 2016, 1–6. http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.2352/ISSN.2470-1173.2016.16.HVEI-095
Tyler, C. W., Howarth, C., & Likova, L. T.. (2016). Editorial:“Neural signal estimation in the human brain”. Frontiers In Neuroscience, 10, 185. http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2016.00185
Conference Papers
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. http://doi.org/ 10.1117/12.2178069
Tyler, C. W., Likova, L. T., Atanassov, K., Ramachandra, V., & Goma, S.. (2012). 3D discomfort from vertical and torsional disparities in natural images. In IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging. International Society for Optics and Photonics. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.915466
Likova, L. T. (2012). The spatiotopic'visual'cortex of the blind. In IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging. International Society for Optics and Photonics. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.912257
Likova, L. T. (2010). Drawing in the blind and the sighted as a probe of cortical reorganization. In IS&T/SPIE Electronic Imaging XV. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.849116 (Original work published 2010)
Likova, L. T., & Tyler, C. W.. (2007). Instantaneous stimulus paradigm: cortical network and dynamics of figure-ground organization. In Electronic Imaging XII, 64921E. International Society for Optics and Photonics. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.707556 (Original work published 2007)
Likova, L. T., & Tyler, C. W.. (2005). Transient-based image segmentation: top-down surround suppression in human V1. In Electronic Imaging 2005. Human Vision and Electronic Imaging. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.610865 (Original work published 2005)
Likova, L. T., & Tyler, C. W.. (2003). Failure of stereomotion capture in an object disappearance paradigm. In Human Vision and Electronic Imaging. http://doi.org/10.1117/12.485517
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    Our work centers on human visual neuroscience and computational vision, especially in the areas of stereoscopic depth, form, symmetry, and motion perception in adults, and the development of tests

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