3pm - 4pm
Tuesday 26 October 2021

Shaping brain rhythms with electrical and auditory neuromodulation

Free

35 AC 04
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH
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All students, University staff and external visitors welcome.

We invite you to attend this seminar in person in 35 AC 04, or join us online.

No registration required. Please note that this seminar will not be recorded.

Abstract

Neuronal oscillations are believed to organize information processing and communication between brain structures. Mapping of brain oscillations demonstrated that they are ubiquitous throughout the brain, that particular oscillatory patterns are associated with specific cognitive functions (e.g. memory and perception), and that those patterns can be disturbed in states of disease.

The ability to directly target and shape neuronal oscillations holds great promise to unlock their causal role in human brain function and as a treatment strategy through direct control of aberrant neural activity.

In this talk, I will present recent developments in the lab that employ electrical and auditory brain stimulation to modulate brain activity. In particular, I will present recent results on the application of non-invasive deep brain electrical stimulation in humans and the application of targeted sounds to shape brain states; both techniques holding clinical applications for a range of neurological disorders.

We are delighted to announce our Speaker, Dr Ines Violante.

Ines is a Lecturer in Psychological Neuroscience in the School of Psychology, FHMS, University of Surrey. 

She received BSc in Biochemistry and PhD in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Following her PhD, Ines was awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship to perform her research project at Imperial College London and University College London.