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.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
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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