During my DPhil, I aim to explore the behavioural and neurophysiological effects of non-invasive brain stimulation on sustained attention, mind wandering, and executive function using machine learning. I am interested in understanding the immediate effects of transcranial random noise stimulation (tRNS) on attentional performance and cognitive processes in adults with and without attention difficulties. The goal is to personalise brain stimulation protocols to individuals prior ability and brain profile to ensure maximal profit. In my research, I use tRNS, electroencephalography (EEG), and behavioural paradigms.
Education and Experience
Before starting my Dphil in Oxford, I worked on a project investigating the development of mathematical ability in young children and adults as a research assistant with Prof. R. Cohen Kadosh. In 2019, I completed my MSc in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences at the University of Groningen, NL, during which I worked on the decodability of working memory items from EEG activity and already gained my first experience in the modulation of attentional performance through non-invasive brain stimulation.
Targeting neuronal correlates of executive function in ADHD using brain stimulation.
Karstens MI. and Cohen Kadosh R., (2020), Clin Neurophysiol, 131, 1142 - 1143