Polytimi Frangou

University position

Research Associate

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

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.

Research Focus

Keywords

Perceptual learning

Inhibition

GABA

Plasticity

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Brain Stimulation

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

Collaborators

Cambridge

Marta Correia

Vasilis Karlaftis

Zoe Kourtzi

Jasper Poort

United Kingdom

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

International

Uzay Emir Web: https://www.purdue.edu/hhs/hsc...

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

Associated News Items


    Key publications

    Frangou P, Emir UE, Karlaftis VM, Nettekoven C, Hinson EL, Larcombe S, Bridge H, Stagg CJ, Kourtzi Z (2019), “Learning to optimize perceptual decisions through suppressive interactions in the human brain” Nature Communications 10:474

    Frangou P, Correia M, Kourtzi Z (2018), “GABA, not BOLD, reveals dissociable learning-dependent plasticity mechanisms in the human brain” eLife 7:e35854

    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