Robert Leech is a professor in the Department of Neuroimaging at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. His research has focused on developing and applying innovative neuroimaging and behavioral methodologies to better understand the relationship between brain and behavior. This work is inherently multidisciplinary, integrating neuroscience and psychology with computer science. It involves collaborations with scientists from many disciplines including cognitive psychologists, computer scientists, statisticians, bioengineers, physicists and neuropharmacologists.
Over the last few years, he has been developing neuroadaptive optimization techniques, fusing real-time data analysis with machine learning to discover novel markers of individual differences. He has been using these adaptive techniques in a range of situations, including neuroimaging and neurostimulation, and more recently, exploring applying it to behavioral domains to develop more sophisticated and responsive games to probe cognitive function.