Arun Bokde

Professor Arun Bokde

Arun Bokde has an appointment as Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Lecturer in Biostatistical Imaging in the Discipline of Psychiatry, School of Medicine. His main research interest is in understanding how large scale neural networks in the brain support cognitive function and how breakdown in such networks lead to cognitive impairment. He has been examining these issues by investigation of visual processing of stimuli in healthy subjects and in cognitively impaired groups such as Alzheimer’s disease patients. In addition, he is investigating the networks that underpin memory function in healthy people and the breakdown of such networks in Alzheimer’s disease. As well as examining cognitive function within the functional domain, he is very interested in how function and structure interact to produce changes in neural networks. He is investigating these issues with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).