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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.
The dynamics of cortical GABA in human motor learning
Kolasinski J. et al, (2019), The Journal of Physiology, 597, 271 - 282
A Mechanistic Link from GABA to Cortical Architecture and Perception
Kolasinski J. et al, (2017), Current Biology, 27, 1685 - 1691.e3
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, 26, 3928 - 3944
Revealing the neural fingerprints of a missing hand
Kikkert S. et al, (2016), eLife, 5