AWARDS AND QUALIFICATIONS
2010 - 2013 BSc (Hons) Neuroscience, King's College London
2013 - 2014 MSc Neuroscience, University of Oxford
I am interested in transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS), a promising non-invasive tool that is believed to directly modulate intrinsic cortical oscillations in a frequency-specific manner. This offers a unique opportunity to study the causal role of oscillatory activity in behaviour and could pave the way to new clinical applications in disorders associated with abnormal neuronal oscillations. Current understanding of the mechanisms that underlie the effects of tACS is limited, which in turn hampers the rational optimisation of human experiments. The primary goal of my work is to investigate the mechanisms of beta and gamma frequency tACS using multi-modal brain imaging (MEG, TMS, MRS). My secondary interests revolve around the physiological oscillatory activity underlying motor learning.
Driving Human Motor Cortical Oscillations Leads to Behaviorally Relevant Changes in Local GABAA Inhibition: A tACS-TMS Study.
Nowak M. et al, (2017), J neurosci, 37, 4481 - 4492
Phase Dependency of the Human Primary Motor Cortex and Cholinergic Inhibition Cancelation During Beta tACS.
Guerra A. et al, (2016), Cereb cortex, 26, 3977 - 3990