Canada Research Chair in Brain Plasticity and Development
(Joint Appointment with Psychology)
PH.D. Boston University School of Medicine
B.Sc. The University of Rochester
Office: Social Science Centre, Room 9232
p. 519.663-5777 x.24110
The Importance of Experience on Brain Development, Cerebral Organization and Cortical Plasticity
The work of our laboratory is guided by the question: "How does experience influence brain development and influence adaptive neuroplasticity? In order to answer this question we are presently pursuing three different avenues of investigation:
Additional Research Themes Include:
Integration of Ascending, Lateral, and Feedback Signals in the Formation of Sensory Maps
Subcortical Afferent Pathway Mediation of Extrastriate Cortex Function
Cortico-Tectal Interactions Mediating Visuomotor Control
Lomber, S.G., Meredith, M.A. and Kral, A. (2010) Crossmodal plasticity in specific auditory cortices underlies visual compensations in the deaf. Nature Neuroscience 13: 1421-1427.
Meredith, M.A., Kryklywy, J., McMillan, A.J., Malhotra, S., Lum-Tai, R. and Lomber, S.G. (2011) Crossmodal reorganization in the early-deaf switches sensory, but not behavioral roles of auditory cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 108: 8856-8861.
Butler, B.E. and Lomber, S.G. (2013) Functional and structural changes throughout the auditory system following congenital and early-onset deafness: implications for hearing restoration. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 7:92. pgs. 1-17.
Wong, C., Chabot, N., Kok, M.A., and Lomber, S.G. (2014) Modified areal cartography in auditory cortex following early and late-onset deafness. Cerebral Cortex 24: 1778-1792.
Hall, A.J. and Lomber, S.G. (2015) High-field fMRI reveals tonotopically-organized and core auditory cortex in the cat. Hearing Research 325: 1-11. PMID: 25776742.
Kral, A. and Lomber, S.G. (2015) Deaf white cats. Current Biology 25: R351-353.