Brain Behavior Lab

Our Mission

The Brain Behavior Lab (B2Lab) strives to advance the understanding of brain dynamics underlying cognition, perception, and movement. To do so, we utilize non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) to investigate neural plasticity within brain networks in healthy participants and patient populations.

Our goal is to better understand the neural networks that drive human behavior in order to provide a basis for novel rehabilitative treatments. If you’re interested in getting involved, please consider volunteering to participate in one of our ongoing studies!

We are examining healthy brain function and behavior across the lifespan. Consider helping us fill gaps in our current understanding of how the brain enables the body to move by volunteering in one of our healthy volunteer studies.

We are studying the neural basis of neurological disorders (such as Parkinson’s disease and stroke) and their treatment. The goal of the research is to leverage this knowledge to develop novel treatment interventions using noninvasive brain stimulation (e.g.,, transcranial magnetic stimulation, TMS, and transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS). Consider helping us fill these knowledge gaps by volunteering in one of our research studies.

COVID-19 Response and Preparedness

The B2Lab is taking every precaution to keep our participants and study staff safe during this pandemic. Please rest assured that your safety is our top priority. We are following all University guidance and updates regarding the COVID-19 situation. We are diligently disinfecting surfaces, limiting capacities to allow for social distancing, and using personal protective equipment like gloves and masks.

Effective May 2, 2022, the University has updated their COVID-19 guidelines and masks are no longer required on campus in instructional settings during class time or while on U-M buses. Masks are optional on all areas of campus other than at campus COVID-19 testing sites.

Masks remain an effective measure for enhanced personal protection against the spread of COVID-19, especially for individuals who have a compromised immune status, who are not up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, or who have an increased risk of contracting COVID-19. Therefore, we respect each individual's decision regarding facemasks, and B2Lab research participants are asked to share their preference with research staff prior to each research visit.

If you test positive or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, we will work with you to reschedule your research visit for a later date, if possible.

We appreciate your time and participation in research during these uncertain times, and encourage you to let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Brain Behavior Lab

Functional MRI Laboratory