Douglas Cheyne

Douglas Cheyne | Professor
BSc (Waterloo), MA (Simon Fraser), PhD (Simon Fraser)

Main Appointments

  • Professor, Department of Medical Imaging
  • Professor, Department of Speech Language Pathology
  • Senior Scientist, Neurosciences & Mental Health, Sick Kids Research Institute

Additional Appointments

  • Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering

Contact Information

+1 416 813-2168 (office) (email)
Cheyne Lab (web)

Research Theme

Research Interests

My research is focused on the development of neuroimaging methods using Magnetoencephalography (MEG)—a new imaging technology that monitors brain function non-invasively, by detecting small magnetic fields produced by neural activity. We use mathematical models to localize the generators of the measured fields to produce images of activity patterns throughout the brain.

This neuromagnetic imaging method has applications in the diagnosis of abnormal brain activity in disorders such as childhood epilepsy, as well as aiding in the localization of various functional cortical areas prior to surgery.

My laboratory is currently developing new analysis methods for the application of neuromagnetic imaging to the study of various sensory, motor and cognitive processes and their impairments in adults and children.

Select Publications

Isabella S., Ferrari P., Jobst, C., Cheyne JA., Cheyne D. (2015) Complementary roles of cortical oscillations in automatic and controlled processing during a rapid serial task. NeuroImage 118:268-281 

Chevrier A., Cheyne D., Graham S., Schachar R. (2015) Dissociating two stages of preparation in the stop signal task using fMRI. PLoS ONE 10(6) e0130992. 

Cheyne D., Jobst C., Tesan G., Crain S., Johnson B. (2014) Movement-related neuromagnetic fields in preschool age children Human Brain Mapping 35: 4858-4875. 

Wennberg R, Cheyne D. (2014) Reliability of MEG source imaging of anterior temporal spikes: validation with intracranial recordings. Clinical Neurophysiology 125: 903-918. 

Wennberg R, Cheyne D. (2014) EEG source imaging of anterior temporal lobe spikes: Validity and reliability, Clinical Neurophysiology 125: 866-902.

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