Welcome to the Banich Lab
We work to better understand understand the neural underpinnings of executive function, those abilities that allow us to guide our behavior in a goal-oriented and purposeful manner. The techniques used in the lab include MR spectroscopy, structural MRI and functional MRI (including resting-state and task-based methods). They are used in conjunction with measures of an individual's behavior on different cognitive tasks, along with measures of how individuals differ in dimensions related to psychopathology, such as depression and worry. In addition, we use Machine Learning techniques derived from Computer Science to aid in the analysis and interpretation of brain imaging data.
In addition to research, Marie is involved in expanding knowledge about Cognitive Neuroscience to students via her textbook, and to the field more generally via her service as Editor-in-Chief of the journal Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience.