Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Neuropsychiatry Section

Neuropsychiatry Section

Brain Behavior Laboratory

Neurophysiology and Brain Imaging Laboratory (NBIL)

Director: Bruce Turetsky, M.D.

This laboratory employs state-of-the-art electrophysiological methods to study brain function in healthy individuals and those with neuropsychiatric illnesses.  Electrophysiology allows us to monitor the millisecond by millisecond changes in neural activity, using sophisticated time-frequency and evoked potential component analyses.  Experimental paradigms probe multiple sensory modalities, with a special emphasis on the olfactory system as a model for developmental abnormalities associated with schizophrenia.  Electrophysiological measures are integrated with measures derived from structural and functional neuroimaging and genetics to provide a comprehensive picture of brain integrity and dysfunction.