- Professor (Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging)
- Professor (Psychology)
R606 Level 6
58 Hillhead Street
Glasgow G12 8QB
I obtained my PhD from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich) and worked in Boston (Harvard Medical School) and Geneva (Faculty of Psychology, Dept. of Neurology) before joining the department and CCNi. My current research focuses on neuronal state-dependency of visual perception. By combining TMS, careful behavioral measures, and other complementary techniques (such as EEG) in a multimodal neuroimaging approach, I study the mechanisms that lead to changes in the visual brain conditioning where (spatial biases), when (speed) and whether (awareness) an upcoming visual stimulus will be perceived. I am particularly interested in how visual cortex excitability/activity can be modulated in the absence of retinal input through (1) voluntary control (attention research), (2) spontaneous fluctuations (research on resting state activity), (3) crossmodal sensory input (multisensory research) or (4) direct brain stimulation (neuromodulation via TMS) to bias perception in specific directions. I explore the functional role of brain rhythms (oscillatory brain activity) in this regard.
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