POLER Laboratory

About the Lab

The Plasticity of Language and Epilepsy Research (POLER) Laboratory seeks to understand the effects of epilepsy on brain structure and functioning. We utilize structural and functional imaging to observe neuronal differences in youth with epilepsy, focusing on cognitive domains such as language, memory, and executive functioning. While our name highlights plasticity of language, we have expanded our research interests and projects across cognitive, behavioral, and imaging fields. Our goal is to enhance the clinical care of patients with epilepsy to improve the outcomes and lives of children with epilepsy.