Travis Mills

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The emerging organization of anatomical and functional connections during human brain development is thought to facilitate global integration of information. Recent empirical and computational studies have shown that this enhanced capacity for information processing enables a diversified dynamic repertoire that manifests in neural activity as irregularity(More)
Magnetoencephalography provides precise information about the temporal dynamics of brain activation and is an ideal tool for investigating rapid cognitive processing. However, in many cognitive paradigms visual stimuli are used, which evoke strong brain responses (typically 40–100 nAm in V1) that may impede the detection of weaker activations of interest.(More)
Human adaptive behaviour to potential threats involves specialized brain responses allowing rapid and reflexive processing of the sensory input and a more directed processing for later evaluation of the nature of the threat. The amygdalae are known to play a key role in emotion processing. It is suggested that the amygdalae process threat-related(More)
Inhibition is a core executive function reliant on the frontal lobes that shows protracted maturation through to adulthood. We investigated the spatiotemporal characteristics of response inhibition during a visual go/no-go task in 14 teenagers and 14 adults using magnetoencephalography (MEG) and a contrast between two no-go experimental conditions designed(More)
To characterize the developmental trajectory for expressive language representation and to test competing explanations for the relative neuroplasticity of language in childhood, we studied 28 healthy children and adolescents (aged 5-19 years) participating in a covert verb generation task in magnetoencephalography. Lateralization of neuromagnetic responses(More)
The ability to detect neuronal activity emanating from deep brain structures such as the hippocampus using magnetoencephalography has been debated in the literature. While a significant number of recent publications reported activations from deep brain structures, others reported their inability to detect such activity even when other detection modalities(More)
Approximately 1.0% of open heart surgery patients become unweanable from cardiac bypass during the surgical procedure. In addition, nearly 20% of patients accepted for cardiac transplantation die while waiting for a donor heart. Pulsatile pneumatic ventricular assist devices (VADs) provide a realistic solution to these dilemmas. Currently, there are five(More)
Face recognition skills improve steadily across childhood, yet few studies have investigated the development of the neural sources underlying these processes. We investigated the developmental changes in brain activity related specifically to face recognition, using magnetoencephalography (MEG). We studied 70 children (6–19 years) and 20 young adults.(More)
Another person's eye gaze often triggers our attention such that we follow their direction of gaze. We investigated how the neural mechanisms for processing eye-gaze and spatial attention interact using magnetoencephalography (MEG) in young adults. In a cueing paradigm, a face was presented centrally with left or right averted eye-gaze serving as the(More)
The optimal linear transformation (OLT), an image analysis technique of feature space, was first presented in the field of MRI. This paper proposes a method of extending OLT from MRI to functional MRI (fMRI) to improve the activation-detection performance over conventional approaches of fMRI analysis. In this method, first, ideal hemodynamic response time(More)