Robert Welsh, PhD.
Research Assistant Professor Department of Psychiatry
Research Assistant Professor Department of Radiology Associate Director - VA fMRI Research Facility
Medical Sciences I, 3208C
1301 Catherine Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2026
Phone: (734) 647-6781
Dr. Welsh's research interest are centered on understanding brain function in diseased states. He has uses neuroimaging methodology such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), resting state connectivity, as well as activation paradigms to further his investigations. Using these techniques he has investigated schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic brain dysorder, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
He has been involved in pre-surgical planning in collaborations with clinicians from radiation-oncology, neurosurgery and neurology.
Additionally, Dr. Welsh is investigating brain systems involved in brain computer interface (BCI) technology. To this end he is exploring technologies such as EEG and fMRI as a means for manipulation of a computer. Presently, he has a project underway looking at simultaneous recording of EEG and fMRI, as well as BCI manipulation in an MRI environment.