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Working Together

For Your Child's Health

Founded in August 2011, the main goal of the FBM-BCI Lab is to assist the comprehensive epilepsy surgery program and improve outcomes of epilepsy surgery. We are focusing on implementing brain imaging techniques to investigate cognitive, sensory, and motor function in epilepsy patients. From clinical side, we are closely working with the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center at Florida Hospital for Children directed by Dr. Ki Lee, MD. From research side, we are greatly supported by the Center for Pediatric Research at Florida Hospital for Children directed by Dr. Patricia Robinson, PhD, CPNP.

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Improving The Lives of Patients

Is Who We Are

Here at the Functional Brain Mapping and Brain Computer Interface Lab, we're always pushing the boundaries of study in epilepsy surgery. Our clinical work includes multi-modal imaging fusion for epilepsy surgery, as well as functional brain mapping with ECoG, EEG and fMRI for pre-surgical evaluation. But that's just part of what we're called to do for your child.

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Research Projects

AdventHealth for Children is proud to announce that we recently received IRB and ORA approval for our five-year human research study: Improving Outcomes of Epilepsy Surgery. Other research projects furthering our scope of knowledge include:

  • Clinical / outcome epilepsy studies
  • Real-time functional mapping
  • Changes of cognitive functions in epilepsy with ERPs/ERFs
  • Neuropsychopharmacological studies
  • Brain Computer Interfacing (BCI)
  • High-frequency oscillations (HFOs)
  • Functional mapping with fMRI – language, memory, executive function, attention
  • Epilepsy and psychiatric comorbidities
New Research Opportunities

Functional Brain Mapping and Brain Computer Interface Lab offers a number of unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to conduct research in the field of epilepsy research and its application to brain-computer interaction. Students will be trained in brain imaging techniques, work in clinical settings, and will be provided with opportunity to work on the scientific presentations and manuscripts.

Equipment

Some of the equipment used at the lab includes:

  • 128-channel g tech EEG amplifier
  • Stimulus presentation software: Presentation, E-Prime, ANT eevoke
  • Electromagnetic signal processing software: Curry, BESA, Persyst
  • Imaging processing software: Brain Voyager, Analyze
Get Involved

Attend a Meeting
Advances in Neuroscience Research meetings occur every two weeks at AdventHealth for Children. If you are interested in attending a meeting below, please contact Dr. Milena Korostenskaja at milena.korostenskaja@adventhealth.com.

Donate
Consider donating to the neuroscience program at AdventHealth for Children. Your gift could touch so many lives, and our research depends on generous people like you to make a difference.

Where Expertise Meets Experience

Meet Our Team

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Ki Hyeong Lee, MD

Pediatric Neurologist, Medical Director of Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

Michael Westerveld, PHD

Clinical Neuropsychologist, Medical Director of Neuropsychology

James Baumgartner, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Surgical Director of the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

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Special Thanks to Our Collaborators

Dr. Gerwin Schalk, PhD and Peter Brunner from Albany Medical School, NY
Collaborating on real-time functional mapping (RTFM) for epilepsy surgery candidates

Dr. Wei Wang, PhD from University of Pittsburgh, IL
Collaborating on brain-computer interface (BCI) project in patients undergoing hemispherectomy

Dr. Anca Ralescu, PhD from Computer Science Department, School of Computing Sciences and Informatics, College of Engineering, University of Cincinnati, OH
Collaborating on applying machine learning techniques for neurophysiological/imaging data analysis

Dr. Scott Holland, PhD from Pediatric Neuroimaging Research Consortium, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH
We're grateful to Dr. Holland and his team for sharing fMRI paradigms for evaluation of language function in children with us.