Speaker: Dr. David McGonigle
Title: Peering Under The Hood of transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES)
Date: 5 March, 2-3pm
Venue: AS4/02-08 (Psychology Department Meeting Room)
Transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) encompasses a family of neuromodulation techniques which have been demonstrated to produce prolonged, polarity-specific changes in neuronal excitability. One specific stimulation paradigm, transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) is thought to exert its influence by altering the physiological mechanisms that govern the balance between cortical excitation and inhibition. In this talk I will discuss current work at Cardiff focusing on using neuroimaging to better understand the underlying neurobiology of tDCS.
About the Speaker:
David trained in Neuroscience at Glasgow University and moved to the Functional Imaging Lab in London for his PhD in the Functional Neuroanatomy of the Somatosensory System, supervised by Richard Frackowiak. After its completition in 2000 David accepted a PostDoctoral position in UCSF to learn Magnetoencephalography (MEG), first with Tim Roberts and latterly with Sri Nagarajan. David is currently based in Cardiff using a combination of neuroimaging and neurostimulation techniques to explore tactile function and plasticity in humans.