[visionlist] Vaegan seminar: Dr Nahian Chowdhury (Neuroscience Research Australia - NeuRA)

Juno Kim juno.kim at unsw.edu.au
Sun Jul 31 20:33:28 -04 2022

[Dear friends, Please find below information about our final Vaegan seminar for Term 2. Best, Juno]

Speaker: Dr Nahian Chowdhury (Neuroscience Research Australia)

Title: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Principles and Applications

Time: 1-2pm Friday 05 August 2022 (Australian Eastern Standard Time - AEST)

Location: Rupert Myers Theatre UNSW Sydney (In-person) or Zoom (remote/hybrid):


Event Description: Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) has served as a powerful and non-invasive tool to understand brain function and to induce neuroplasticity in healthy individuals and clinical populations. Most studies have delivered TMS to the motor cortex to measure peripheral motor responses, while others have delivered TMS to visual cortex to measure phosphenes experienced in the visual field.  TMS has also recently been used in conjunction with electroencephalography (EEG) to measure responses from multiple brain regions. In this talk, I will provide an overview of TMS, including how this technique can be used to measure brain activity and to induce plasticity, technical/methodological considerations associated with TMS and TMS combined with EEG, and what knowledge has been gained using TMS, particularly in relation to visual function.

Speaker Biography:  Dr Nahian Chowdhury is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (2020-present). Prior to this he did a PhD at the University of Sydney (2016-2020). Dr Chowdhury uses tools such as transcranial magnetic stimulation to understand the mechanisms of various cognitive (e.g., response inhibition) and sensory processes (e.g., visual/vestibular processes and pain). In his current role, he is using TMS and other non-invasive neuroscience tools to understand the mechanisms involved in pain processing.

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