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Professor John Butler

Dr. John Butler has been a PI at the Department since 2017. He is an adjunct Assistant Professor in TCD and a Lecturer in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He has published over 50 papers in diverse venues from Cerebral Cortex to the International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids. In these papers he utilized numerical methods to analyse, interrupt and predict large and complex datasets. John received his PhD in Numerical Analysis from the School of Mathematics, Trinity College. Following this, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics for three years. During this time he collaborated with Heinrich Bülthoff on research in self-motion perception using a variety of methods from low level psychophysics to complex closed loop tasks to electrophysiological recordings. From 2009 to 2013 he worked in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine where he expanded the scope of his work to include a translational research component, investigating the neural developmental differences in multisensory integration between typically developing children and children with Autism Spectrum disorder. From 2013 to 2015 he worked at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering on Movement disorders.

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Research Interests:
Our research focuses on the following topics

  • Modelling the neural dynamics of movement disorders.
  • Sensory and multisensory processing in Autism.
  • Electrophysiological measures of motor and decision making in Parkinson’s disease.
  • Modelling of visual and vestibular signals for self-motion perception.
  • Multisensory processing of auditory and visual signals.

Funding Bodies
Our research has and is currently supported, in part, by:

  • Health Research Board (HRB), Ireland