I am a DPhil student under the supervision of Dr. Charlotte Stagg as a member of the Physiological Neuroimaging Group based in the Oxford Centre for Functional MRI of the Human Brain (FMRIB) and the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity (OHBA).
My primary research interest is in understanding how non-invasive brain stimulation can modulate cortical plasticity and influence motor learning, with particular focus on error reduction. Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy I examine the behavioural and neurochemical changes that occur after stimulation.
The second aim of my work revolves around the formation of an internal forward model generated by the brain to predict sensory consequences of movement. I am also involved in projects investigating visual learning and visuomotor integration.
This research will give us insight into the physiological processes underlying cortical plasticity and might lead to the development of novel therapeutic approaches for motor rehabilitation.
I previously investigated cognitive biases in the Experimental Psychopathology and Treatment Group (EPT) at Radboud University, Nijmegen with Prof. Eni Becker. Prior to this I studied pharmacological cognitive enhancers using fMRI and EEG in the Psychopharmacology and Emotion Research Laboratory (PERL) with Dr. Andrea Reinecke here in Oxford.