Polytimi Frangou

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Professor Zoe Kourtzi

Departments

Department of Psychology

Email

pf319@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.abg.psychol.cam.ac.uk/

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My work focuses on the inhibitory mechanisms involved in visual learning. I am using multimodal imaging to investigate how brain activation modulations are related to neurotransmitter concentrations when plastic changes take place. My main interest is the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA, which I measure using Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS), while I monitor brain activity using simultaneous EEG-fMRI.

Research Focus

Keywords

Perceptual learning

Inhibition

GABA

Plasticity

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Simultaneous EEG-fMRI

Collaborators

Cambridge

Tristan Bekinschtein

Marta Correia

Paul Fletcher

Zoe Kourtzi

Valdas Noreika

Rui Wang

United Kingdom

Charlotte Stagg Web: http://www.ndcn.ox.ac.uk/team/pr...

International

Kostis Michmizos Web: http://web.mit.edu/konmic/...

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2015

    Frangou P, Wang R, Prescot AP, Correia M, Kourtzi Z (2015), “Inhibitory mechanisms for visual learning in the human brain” 38th European Conference on Visual Perception

    Michmizos KP, Frangou P, Stathis P, Sakas D, Nikita KS (2015), “Beta-band frequency peaks inside the subthalamic nucleus as a biomarker for motor improvement after deep brain stimulation in Parkinson's disease.” IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 19(1):174-80 Details