Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine - Pain and Neurosciences Research
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Research Overview

Critical Care Research

Pain and Neurosciences Research

Biomedical Innovation

Ethics and Health Policy

Clinical Research

Grant Funding


Neuroscience Statistics Research Unit

Summary Science Features

The mission of the Neuroscience Statistics Research Laboratory focuses on mathematical modeling of physiological systems in three areas. These are the development of:

  • signal processing algorithms to study how individual neurons and ensembles of neurons encode information about relevant biological stimuli;
  • signal processing algorithms to characterize learning in behavioral experiments;
  • statistical methods for analysis of functional neural imaging data. The experimental work in the Laboratory focuses on developing a systems neuroscience approach to studying the mechanism of action of general anesthetics.
The long-term clinical implications of this research are the development of site-specific anesthetic drugs and more principled, neurophysiologically based methods for monitoring the brain state under general anesthesia.

Office Information

Department of Anesthesia,
Critical Care and Pain Medicine
Gray-Bigelow 444
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114


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