I am interested in understanding the plastic changes that brain circuits undergo during training and in developing interventions that facilitate brain plasticity when these brain circuits are compromised. I combine cutting-edge high-field brain imaging methods with non-invasive brain stimulation and pharmacological interventions, to measure training-induced changes in the brain and build causal links with enhanced behavioural performance.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
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