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Polytimi Frangou

Biography:

I received a diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), specialising in Computer and Biomedical Engineering. My undergraduate work focused on Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and on developing a method to support neurologists in finding the optimal stimulation point in the subthalamic nucleus that would maximise the stimulation’s effectiveness without causing severe side-effects. After graduating, I worked as a research assistant at the Biomedical Simulations and Imaging Laboratory (NTUA). In September 2013 I joined the Adaptive Brain Lab as an Early Research Fellow of the Adaptive Brain Computations (ABC) Marie Curie Initial Training Network. My current project employs multimodal imaging (fMRI, EEG, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy) and pharmacological interventions to investigate the inhibitory mechanisms in visual learning.

Outside the lab, I enjoy rowing for Lucy Cavendish College and baking.

Departments and Institutes

Lucy Cavendish College:
Graduate student

Research Interests

I am interested in how brain plasticity is mediated by neurotransmitters in the brain and how these processes are altered in pathological conditions, such as psychosis. In my current work I use combined fMRI and Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy to link changes in neurotransmitter concentrations with modulations of brain activity associated with visual learning.

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BRAINFest 2017

Jun 29, 2017

This June the Adaptive Brain Lab was delighted to talk about neuroscience with the general public at Cambridge’s first ever BRAINFest.

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