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Stevenson Junior Research Fellow
I am currently the Stevenson Junior Research Fellow in Medical Sciences at University College, Oxford. I work in the Plasticity group at the FMRIB Centre, led by Heidi Johansen-Berg and the Physiological Neuroimaging Group, led by Charlotte Stagg.
My research seeks to investigate the ability of sensorimotor cortex to adapt and change both in the short-term, and over longer periods of time. My current work applies high resolution fMRI at 7 tesla to plasticity in primary somatosensory cortex. I am also involved in studies of motor plasticity in clinical centres throughout the UK, including the imaging component of the FAST INdICATE trial: a large multi-centre randomised control trial investigating the biomarkers of brain recovery associated with improved motor function early after stroke.
I previously worked at the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, in the Laboratory for Computational Neuroimaging, applying ultra high-resolution structural and diffusion MRI in post-mortem tissue to investigate brain microstructure in development and disease.
Perceptually relevant remapping of human somatotopy in 24 hours.
Kolasinski J. et al, (2016), Elife, 5
Individual differences in the alignment of structural and functional markers of the V5/MT complex in primates.
Large I. et al, (2016), Cerebral Cortex
Revealing the neural fingerprints of a missing hand.
Kikkert S. et al, (2016), eLife, 5
Investigating the stability of fine-grain digit somatotopy in individual human participants
Kolasinski J. et al, (2016), Journal of Neuroscience
Asymmetry of White Matter Pathways in Developing Human Brains.
Song JW. et al, (2015), Cereb Cortex, 25, 2883 - 2893