Physiological Neuroimaging Group
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Founded in 2014
Based between FMRIB and OHBA
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)
- Evan Edmond (DPhil Student)
- Ioana Grigoras (MSc Student, and incoming DPhil 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:
Professorship for Charlotte Stagg!
Andrew Marr has brain stimulation for stroke documentary
PiNG researchers take part in the Curiosity Carnival across Oxford
Hundreds of people enjoy research open day at the John Radcliffe, Oxford
Oxford Brain Awareness Week: 14-20th March 2016
Follow the new student run social media profiles: The Neuroplastics
Report from the Stroke Awareness Event at Experimental Psychology
Head of the Physiological Neuroimaging Group recognised by NDCN
DPhil Student, Emily, wins a BNA competition for tickets to the BrainBox Conference
Charlie will be giving the keynote lecture at the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience meeting in Glasgow
Dr Shruti Garg receives prestigious Francis S. Collins Scholars Award for research into neurofibromatosis type 1.
Visiting student, Andrew M Li, has received a grant to fund his 6-week research internship within the group
DPhil Student Magda passes her DPhil Viva
DPhil Student Emily wins award at the annual Thomas Willis Day
Conferences & Papers
"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
"Reward and punishment differentially recruit cerebellum and medial temporal lobe to facilitate skill memory retention" - Steel et al. 2018
"High-Intensity Chronic Stroke Motor Imagery Neurofeedback Training at Home: Three Case Reports" - Zich et al. 2017
In The Media - Links
Andrew underwent tDCS and physiotherapy in an attempt to improve his motor function
"Ipsilesional anodal tDCS enhances the functional benefits of rehabilitation in patients after stroke"