Meet the creator of NeuroPsyence

Pratik Raul (Prats)

Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2016-2019) | Honours in Psychology (2019-2020)- First Class (7/7 GPA) | PhD Candidate

Welcome to Prats et al.’s website! Prats is a Cognitive Neuroscience PhD candidate at the University of Canberra, conducting research on visual acuity in neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental conditions. Prats is an ambitious early-career researcher who is passionate about gaining knowledge and skills in neuroscientific and psychological research. Prats is particularly excited to learn more about various neuroimaging techniques and has a keen interest in neurocomputational models.

His research interests are vast, including but not limited to, visual processing, dementia and Alzheimer’s, and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). When he is not doing research, Prats works as a clinician where he administers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) therapy to people diagnosed with various conditions such a Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Recently, Prats decided to embark on a journey towards meaningful contributions in science communication and decided to build a team of like-minded individuals, who will join him on this journey and explore neuroscience through a similar lens. Although Prats finds research and academia very exciting, he aspires to transfer the knowledge gained from his studies into neuropsychological practice.

Current Research

Prats is currently investigating how visual noise (imagine television static noise without the sound) at optimal amounts, can be used to enhance visual acuity. This phenomenon is called stochastic resonance. Through his research, Prats is exploring the concept of endogenous noise and stochastic resonance in Autism Spectrum Disorders. He is interested in questions like ‘Can individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) benefit from adding external visual noise in visual perception tasks?’.

Prats talks about his research at his PhD introductory seminar

Furthermore, Prats is keen on investigating whether stochastic resonance can be used to enhance face perception in neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals. He is also working on a model to measure internal neural noise. This may help predict if people’s brains are able to utilize external noise to their benefit. Finally, Prats is also interested in conducting clinical trials to investigate whether the stochastic resonance phenomenon can be used for enhancing vision in certain neurodegenerative conditions, such as Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Prats’ vision for this website is to create a scientific knowledge space suitable for everyone! This space will be used for our team to share their scientific ideas and current work in the research community, as well as to share discoveries from peer-reviewed research in blog form. We are very excited to share our research projects with our readers, and we hope you enjoy learning more about neuroscience! Check out The NeuroPsyence Team page to find out more details about the team members.

Improving vision using noise.

Nosie can be good for you!

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5 thoughts on “Meet the creator of NeuroPsyence

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