Douglas Cheyne

Dr. Douglas Cheyne
Nonclinical, Research
Hospital for Sick Children
Dept of Diagnostic Imaging
555 University Ave., Toronto, ON M5G 1X8
Fax: 416-813-7362

Research Group: 
Research Paragraph: 
  • Imaging techniques in neuroscience (EEG, MEG and fMRI)
  • Mathematical modeling of the electrical activity of the brain
  • Motor and sensory systems
  • Cognitive neuroscience

Behavioural neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), motor system, neuroimaging, sensory system. His current research is focused on the advancement of neuroimaging techniques for the diagnosis of childhood epilepsy, presurgical functional mapping, and the study of sensory, motor and cognitive processes and their impairments in children and is supported by grants from CIHR, NSERC, and the Canadian Foundation for Innovation.

Cheyne's research is focused on the development of neuroimaging methods using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) – a new imaging technology that monitors brain function, non-invasively, by detecting small magnetic fields produced by neural activity.

Projects currently underway include: development of MEG imaging methods for cognitive brain imaging; application of MEG techniques in epilepsy; measuring cortical oscillatory activity associated with proprioception and movement; localization of neural activity associated with visual motion and visuomotor integration.