The Brain Structure and Dynamics Research Group was founded in 2014. The focus of research involves the normal and pathological brain functions of human active vision, learning, motivation, and reward. Our research programs adopt the most up-to-date methods of human cognitive neuroscience – fMRI, EEG, and eye-tracking. Our research and development projects, realized in cooperation with industrial partners, aim at developing MR and EEG biomarkers of potential use in translational research concerning neuropsychiatric disease, and developing computer programs that enhance spatial vision and are suitable for the treatment of amblyopia.

Research focus

The main focus of our research is on the neural basis of higher-level cognitive functions in health and disease. Our basic and translational human neuroimaging research is directed towards the following three specific objectives.

  1. Development of new MRI sequences and data processing techniques.
  2. Investigation of the human visual, attentional and executive functions in health and disease.
  3. Development of translational functional MRI biomarkers

Current research funding

  • NAP (2013-1-2013-0001) 2013-2017, Uncovering the contribution of intrinsic functional connectivity to stimulus- and task-related fMRI responses.
  • OTKA (K112093) 2015-2017, A vizuális figyelmi gátlás idegrendszeri folyamatai.
  • RICHTER Gedeon Nyrt. Témapályázat (RG-IPI-2015 TP9/009) 2015-2017, Kombinált agyi perfúziós és funkcionális MRI alapú transzlációs demencia-biomarkerek kutatása


Zoltán Vidnyánszky