NeuroImaging Center (NIC)
Johannes-Gutenberg University Medical Center
Langenbeckstr. 1, Bldg. 308c, 55131 Mainz, Germany
I am a Master's student interested in the neurophysiological and behavioural mechanisms of perception, action and learning. I am particularly interested in understanding how non-invasive neurostimulation techniques are being developed and applied for clinical translation.
I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a specialisation in Brain and Cognition from Radboud University in Nijmegen (Netherlands). Here I was involved in a research project on the effects of 3D layouts on visual working memory, supervised by Prof. Marius Peelen. I then started a Master's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience & Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Padova (Italy). During this time I worked with Prof. Luca Battaglini in the Experimental & Applied Psychophysics group, studying the effects of transcranial electrical stimulation (tES) on visual perceptual learning and plasticity. Currently, I am part of Prof. Til Ole Bergmann's neurostimulation group, where I am working on transcranial ultrasound stimulation (TUS) in combination with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to modulate corticospinal excitability of the primary motor cortex (M1) and to investigate TUS-induced effects. This work will form a substantial part of my Master's thesis project.