The team

Principal Investigator: Research Scientist and Adjunct Research Professor


Ph.D., University of Toronto

M.A., Universtiy of Toronto 

B.Sc., Universtiy of Toronto


His research combines different neuroimaging techniques to better understand the interplay between cognition and consciousness, such as shared experiences of the world, processing during sleep, and how clinical conditions, such as Autism and head injuries, affects conscious processing. 

Geoffrey Laforge: Ph.D. Candidate (Co-supervised by Adrian Owen) and Neurocritical Care Research Associate, London Health Sciences


Centre M.Sc. The University of Western Ontario Honours B.Sc., Trent University 


Geoff’s uses multi-dimensional EEG techniques to develop brain-based assessments of cognitive function and conscious awareness in clinical populations, specifically in patients with severe brain injury. He also investigates the neural mechanisms of naturalistic processing and neurophysiology at the end of life.

Kathleen M. Lyons, Ph.D. Candidate (Co-supervised by Adrian Owen)


M.Sc.,Western University B.A., Ryerson University 


Kathleen’s research uses fMRI and naturalistic stimuli to understand how cognition influences shared conscious processing across development.  She is particularly interested in how cognitive development is related to neural synchrony during movie watching in typically developing children and adolescents, and those diagnosed with clinical disorders such as Autism.

Wilson Ho, Medical student (class of 2024)


B.Sc. Western University


Wilson is interested in developmental changes in brain network configurations during childhood and adolescence. He is currently working on generating age specific cortical parcellations using a large database of resting state fMRI data of children and adolescents. Wilson will start medical school at the University of Toronto in September, 2020. 

Brain Dynamics of Social and Cognitive Development