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BSc MBChB MRCP DPhil
Wellcome Trust / Royal Society Sir Henry Dale Fellow
- Associate Professor
- Fellow by Special Election, St Edmund Hall
- Honorary Research Associate, UCL
I head the Physiological Neuroimaging Group.
My primary research interest is in understanding how the brain adapts to new challenges, focusing in particular in the physiological processes underlying the learning of new motor skills and in the recovery of motor function after stroke. To do this, I combine transcranial stimulation techniques with advanced neuroimaging approaches, especially Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS).
I started my Sir Henry Dale Fellowship in 2014 and have moved to be based between FMRIB and OHBA (the Oxford MEG centre). I maintain close links with the FMRIB Plasticity Group and continue to work with my collaborators Dr Sven Bestmann and Prof. John Rothwell at University College London. I also have an ongoing collaboration with Prof. Andrew Maudsley at the University of Miami, FL, with whom we are implementing MRS Imaging in a number of clinical populations.
For more details of our group's research please see our website.
Local GABA concentration is related to network-level resting functional connectivity.
Stagg CJ. et al, (2014), Elife, 3
Whole-brain magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging measures are related to disability in ALS.
Stagg CJ. et al, (2013), Neurology, 80, 610 - 615
Cortical activation changes underlying stimulation-induced behavioural gains in chronic stroke.
Stagg CJ. et al, (2012), Brain, 135, 276 - 284
Relationship between physiological measures of excitability and levels of glutamate and GABA in the human motor cortex
Stagg CJ. et al, (2011), Journal of Physiology, 589, 5845 - 5855
The role of GABA in human motor learning.
Stagg CJ. et al, (2011), Curr Biol, 21, 480 - 484
Grey matter abnormalities in methcathinone abusers with a Parkinsonian syndrome.
Juurmaa J. et al, (2016), Brain Behav, 6
Multi-modal characterization of rapid anterior hippocampal volume increase associated with aerobic exercise.
Thomas AG. et al, (2016), Neuroimage, 131, 162 - 170
Ipsilesional anodal tDCS enhances the functional benefits of rehabilitation in patients after stroke.
Allman C. et al, (2016), Sci Transl Med, 8
A technical guide to tDCS, and related non-invasive brain stimulation tools.
Woods AJ. et al, (2016), Clin Neurophysiol, 127, 1031 - 1048
Investigating the Stability of Fine-Grain Digit Somatotopy in Individual Human Participants.
Kolasinski J. et al, (2016), J Neurosci, 36, 1113 - 1127
Phosphene Perception Relates to Visual Cortex Glutamate Levels and Covaries with Atypical Visuospatial Awareness.
Terhune DB. et al, (2015), Cereb Cortex, 25, 4341 - 4350
Altered neurochemical coupling in the occipital cortex in migraine with visual aura.
Bridge H. et al, (2015), Cephalalgia, 35, 1025 - 1030
Modulation of GABA and resting state functional connectivity by transcranial direct current stimulation.
Bachtiar V. et al, (2015), Elife, 4
The Homeostatic Interaction Between Anodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Motor Learning in Humans is Related to GABAA Activity.
Amadi U. et al, (2015), Brain Stimul, 8, 898 - 905
Corrigendum to "Changes in functional connectivity and GABA levels with long-term motor learning" [J. Neuroimage, 106, (2015), 15-20] DOI:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.11.032.
Sampaio-Baptista C. et al, (2015), NeuroImage, 116