Physiological Neuroimaging Group
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Founded in 2014
Based between WIN and BNDU
Multidisciplinary group studying human neurophysiology
The Physiological Neuroimaging Group (PiNG) is headed by Professor Charlotte Stagg and was founded in 2014.
Our group uses multimodal approaches to understand physiological changes in the brain, both in the context of learning of novel motor skills and in a range of neurological conditions. To do this we use MR Spectroscopy, MR Imaging, Magnetoencephaolography (MEG) and Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation.
Ultimately we hope to understand more about how the brain adapts to new challenges, so that we can develop new adjunctive therapies for recovery.
In addition to the people listed in the blue box on the right, our team includes:
- Caroline Nettekoven (DPhil Student)
- Ding-lan Tang (DPhil Student)
- Adam Al-Diwani (DPhil Student)
- Marleen Schoenfeld (DPhil Student)
- Elias Geist (MSc Student)
- Caroline Lea-Carnall (MRC Research Fellow)
- Francesca Back (FHS Student)
- Rebecca Jurdon (FHS Student)
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The Physiological Neuroimaging Group is part of the Neuroplastics Collaborative Network, which also includes the Plasticity Group headed by Heidi Johansen-Berg and the Action, Cognition & Neurotherapeutics Group headed by Jacinta O'Shea. The three groups work together on research projects as well as public outreach activities.
We are always interested to hear from participants interested in taking part in our studies and visiting researchers who want to work with us. For more information, please contact us:
Highlights from our group:
Charlotte Stagg joins MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit!
We are delighted to announce that the head of the Physiological Neuroimaging Group, Charlotte Stagg has joined the Medical Research Council Brain Network Dynamics Unit at the University of Oxford as an Affiliate Group Leader.
PiNG researchers take part in the Curiosity Carnival across Oxford
Follow the new student run social media profiles: The Neuroplastics
Neuroscience volunteers, including DPhil student Ioana Grigoras, presented the work of research group Breathe Oxford at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition.
Congratulations to Ioana Grigoras, first year PhD student, on being awarded a University Half-Blue for 20m pistols! She represented both the A and Ladies teams in the 2019 Pistols Varsity match, with Oxford victorious against Cambridge!
Both Rebecca Jurdon and Francesca Back have achieved First Class honours in their Medical Sciences degrees!
DPhil Student, Emily, wins a BNA competition for tickets to the BrainBox Conference
Conferences & Papers
"Learning to optimize perceptual decisions through suppressive interactions in the human brain" - Frangou et al. 2019
"The Dynamics of Cortical GABA in Human Motor Learning" - Kolasinski, Hinson et al. 2018
Three PiNG members present at the BrainBox Initiative Conference 2018
"Modulating regional motor cortical excitability with non-invasive brain stimulation results in neurochemical changes in bilateral motor cortices" - Bachtiar, Johnstone et al. 2018
"“Luteal Analgesia”: Progesterone Dissociates Pain Intensity and Unpleasantness by Influencing Emotion Regulation Networks" - Vincent et al. 2018
"The dynamics of cortical GABA in human motor learning" - Kolasinski, Hinson et al. 2018
"Metabolite-cycled density-weighted concentric rings k-space trajectory (DW-CRT) enables high-resolution 1 H magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging at 3-Tesla" - Steel et al. 2018
In The Media - Links
Andrew underwent tDCS and physiotherapy in an attempt to improve his motor function