Dr. Srivas Chennu

Dr. Srivas Chennu is a senior research associate at the University of Cambridge, and specializes in computational and cognitive neuroscience. His current research delves into how the brain mechanisms underlying consciousness are altered in sleep, sedation and disorders of consciousness. This research, funded by the James S. McDonnell foundation, the Medical Research Council and the National Institute for Health Research, aims to improve diagnostic and prognostic decision making for patients in these states. He has shown that neuroimaging can be used to characterize brain networks, detect covert attention and even awareness in patients, right at their bedside. Building upon these findings, he also develops brain monitoring and brain computer interfacing tools that might enable communication with some patients. His topical research program has received considerable scientific, public and international media interest, including from BBC Radio 4 Today, World Service, Discovery Channel, Wired Magazine, New Scientist, The Washington Post and Der Spiegel.