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Vincenzo Romei

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

Academic discipline: M-PSI/02 Psychobiology and Physiological Psychology

Curriculum vitae

Prof. Vincenzo Romei

Center for studies and Research in Cognitive Neuroscience (CNC)

Department of Psychology

University of Bologna

Viale Europa, 981

Cesena, 47521

Italy

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Cognitive Neuroscience: temporal properties of brain communication through Electroencephalography (EEG), noninvasive transcranial brain stimulation (NTBS) and their online combination. Brain plasticity and functional connectivity; Consciousness, visual awareness and cognition; sensory processing and attentional mechanisms; crossmodal and multisensory interactions; motor control; time perception; working memory; ageing; brain oscillatory activity and oscillatory entrainment; state-dependency.

 

LANGUAGES

Italian (mother tongue)

English (fluently written and spoken)

Spanish (fluently written and spoken)

French (fluently spoken)

 

 

EDUCATION

  • 2001-2005 PhD in Psychology

    Department of Psychology, "Sapienza" University of Rome

  • 1995-2001 BSc and MSc (110/110 with honours) in Psychology

    Department of Psychology, "Sapienza" University of Rome

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

 

  •  2018-2023Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale MIUR

         Professore I Fascia, Settore Scientifico 11/E1.

  • 2015 Registered Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

 

ACADEMIC CAREER

 

  • Since Oct 2017 University of Bologna

    Associate Professor

  • Oct 2016 – Sept 2017 University of Essex
  • Full Professor

  • Oct 2015 - Sept 2016University of Essex

    Reader

  • Jan 2013 – Sept 2015 University of Essex

    Senior Lecturer

  • 2010-2012 University College London (UCL)

    Senior Research Associate at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience

  • 2008-2009 University of Glasgow

    Research Associate at CCNI

  • 2005-2007 University of Geneva

    Post-doctoral Research Fellow

  • 2003-2004 Harvard Medical School

    Visiting Research Fellow

    Awards, Honours, Grants

  • 2019-2021 BIAL Foundation (€47000) Boosting WM capacity by strengthening the oscillatory functional fronto-parietal pathway. Grant n. 204/2018. PI Vincenzo Romei
  • 2018: Comments in: Turi Z, Alekseichuk I, Paulus W, PLOS Biology (2018). On ways to overcome the magical capacity limit of working memory for the publication: Wolinski N, Cooper NR, Sauseng P, Romei V. The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity. (2018) PLOS Biology.
  • 2016: Listed among the most cited Current Biology articles: Thut G, Veniero D, Romei V, Miniussi C, Schyns P, Gross J. Rhythmic TMS causes local entrainment of natural oscillatory signatures. Current Bioogy. (2011) 21:1176-1185.
  • 2016: Best Contributed Poster Award at 6th international conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation for the presentation of the study: “Parietal Theta Frequency peak drives spatial working memory capacity” by Romei V, Cooper N, Sauseng P, and Wolinski N.
  • 2015: Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology and comments in Kerlin JR, Shapiro KL. (2015). Multisensory integration: how sound alters sight. Current Biology. 25:R76-R77 for the publication: Cecere R, Rees G, Romei V. (2015). Individual differences in alpha frequency drive crossmodal illusory perception. Current Biology. 25:231-235.
  • 2014: Best Contributed Poster Award at the BACN 2014 Sept 11-12, York for the presentation of the study “Modulation of individual oscillatory frequency-peak by off-peak entrainment” by Wolinski N, Cooper NR and Romei V.
  • 2014: Best Contributed Paper Award at the Magstim Neuroscience Conference 2014. May 10-11, Oxford for the presentation of the study “Empowering feedback projections from V5 to V1 boosts motion perceptual sensitivity” by Chiappini E, Avenanti A, Hibbard P and Romei V.
  • 2014-2017: Co-I in a grant awarded in a competition for a 3-years grant sponsored by the Italian National Health Service. Project Title: Empowering the brain. Induction of Hebbian-like plasticity in cortico-cortical neural networks with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS): investigations of functional connectivity in healthy subjects and clinical trials in stroke patients. PI Alessio Avenanti. [€314.300]
  • 2016-2017: Research Promotion Funds awarded by University of Essex
  • 2013-2014: undergraduate research opportunity programme bursary.
  • 2013: Best Contributed Paper Award at the 1st Multidisciplinary Conference of Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making (RLDM2013). Oct 25-27. Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA for the presentation of the study “Manipulating model-based and model-free control through neurostimulation of prefrontal cortex” by Smittenaar P, Fitzgerald THB, Prichard G, Romei V, Wright ND, Dietrichsen J, and Dolan RJ.
  • 2012: Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology and Comments in: Sauseng P. Brain Oscillations: Phase locked EEG alpha controls perception. Current Biology (2012) 22: R306-R308 for the publication: Romei V, Gross J and Thut G. Sounds reset visual alpha phase and corresponding human visual perception. Current Biology. (2012) 22:807-813.
  • 2012: Travel award for BACN2012 in Newcastle as organizer of the symposium: Entrainment of brain oscillations: How rhythmic stimulation affects behavior.
  • 2011: Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology for the publication: Thut G, Veniero D, Romei V, Miniussi C, Schyns P, Gross J. Rhythmic TMS causes local entrainment of natural oscillatory signatures. Current Biology. (2011) 21:1176-1185.
  • 2010: Conference Highlight at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brian Mapping, held in Barcelona, Spain (June6-10, 2010), for the presentation of the study: “Occipital alpha phase is reset by sound and cycles with TMS-probed neural excitability” by Romei V, Gross J and Thut G.
  • 2009: Conference Highlight at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brian Mapping, held in San Francisco, US (June 18-23 2009), for the presentation of the study: “Spatially and frequency specific biasing of visual detection through rhythmic TMS over occipito-parietal sites: Preliminary evidence for a causal role of posterior alpha-oscillations in sensory selection” by Thut G and Romei V.
  • 2008: Best Poster award at the 3rd International Conference on TMS and tDCS in Gottingen, Germany, October 1-4, for the poster: “Looming sounds selectively and pre-consciously enhance visual cortex excitability” by Romei V, Murray MM and Thut G.
  • 2006: Travel award for OHBM 2006
  • 2006: SSN Travel Fellowship (FENS Meeting 2006 in Vienna)
  • 2002: “Young researchers awards” awarded by “Associazione Italiana Psicologi” (A.I.P.)
  • 2002: Graduation Grant awarded by the University of Rome “La Sapienza”, for a period of study (one year) in foreign countries.

  

EDITORIAL BOARD

  • 2010-Present: Reviewing Editor for Frontiers in Perception Science

    2012-Present: Reviewing Editor for Frontiers in Human Science

    2013-2015: Academic Editor for Biomed Research International

    2017-Present: Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports, Nature Research

    2017-Present: Guest Editor for Frontiers in Consciousness Research

 

 

REVIEWER

 

  • 2007-present: ad hoc referee for the following peer-reviewed journals (alphabetical order):

    Attention, Perception and Psychophysics; Biological Psychology; Biological Psychiatry; Brain and Cognition; Brain Connectivity; Brain Research; Brain Stimulation; Brain Topography; Cerebral Cortex; Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience; Cortex; Current Biology; Current Directions in Psychological Science; E-Life; E-Neuro; European Journal of Neuroscience; Experimental Brain Research; Frontiers in Perception Science; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience; Frontiers in Behavioural Neuroscience; International Journal of Psychophysiology; International Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease; Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience; Journal of Experimental Psychology: General; Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance; Journal of Neurophysiology; Journal of Neuroscience; Journal of Psychosomatic Research; Journal of Vision; Nature Communications; Neural Plasticity; NeuroImage; Neuropsychologia; Neuroscience; Neuroscience Letters; Perceptual & Motor skills; PLOS Biol; PLOS ONE; Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Psychological Science; Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; Scientific Reports.

    2011-present: grant proposals ad hoc reviewer for the following Trusts:

    BBSRC (UK); Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research (UK); ORA ESRC (UK, INTERNATIONAL); MRC (UK); ANR (France); INSERM (France); The Research Foundation – Flanders (Belgium); The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) grant (The Netherlands); German Research Foundation (Germany); DFG (Germany); Swiss National Science Foundation (CH). Israel Science Foundation (ISF) (Israel).

 

 

 

  PUBLICATIONS

 

  •  Peer-reviewed Publications (n = 47)

  • (Scopus) H-index = 21; total citations 2194;

    (Google Scholar) H-Index = 25; total citations 3425.

 

 

  • Cooke J, Poch C, Gillmeister H, Costantini M, Romei V. Oscillatory properties of functional connections between sensory areas mediate crossmodal illusory perception. Journal of Neuroscience (2019 in press).
  • Bender M, Romei V, Sauseng P. Slow Theta tACS of the Right Parietal Cortex Enhances Contralateral Visual Working Memory Capacity. Brain Topography. 2019 32,477-481.  
  • Berntsen MB, Cooper NR, Hughes G, Romei V. Prefrontal transcranial alternating current stimulation improves motor sequence reproduction. Behavoral Brain Research. 2019 361, 39-49.
  • Ferri F, Venskus A, Fotia F, Cooke J, Romei V. Higher proneness to
    multisensory illusions is driven by reduced temporal sensitivity in people with
    high schizotypal traits. Consciousness and Cognition. 2018 65, 263-270.
  • Chiappini E, Silvanto J, Hibbard PB, Avenanti A, Romei V. Strengthening
    functionally specific neural pathways with transcranial brain stimulation. Current Biology
    2018 28, R735-R736.
  • Wolinski N, Cooper NR, Sauseng P,Romei V. The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity. (2018) Accepted for publication in PLOS Biol. IF=9.797
    • Comments in: Turi Z, Alekseichuk I, Paulus W (2018) On ways to overcome the magical capacity limit of working memory.
  • Borghini G, Candini M, Filannino C, Hussain M, Walsh V, Romei V, Zokaei N, Cappelletti M. Alpha oscillations are causally linked to inhibitory abilities in ageing. (2018) Accepted for publication in J Neurosci.
  • Asher JM, O’Hare L, Romei V, Hibbard PB. Typical Lateral Interactions, but Increased Contrast Sensitivity, in Migraine-With-Aura. Vision (2018) 2, 7.
  • Fiori F, Chiappini E, Candidi M, Romei V, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A. “Long-latency interhemispheric interactions between motor-related areas and the primary motor cortex: a dual site TMS study”. (2017) Accepted for publication in Nature Scientific Reports. IF=5.228.
  • Berntsen MB, Cooper NR, Romei V. Transcranial alternating current stimulation to the inferior parietal lobe decreases mu suppression to egocentric, but not allocentric hand movements. Neuroscience 2017 344, 124-132. IF=3.231.
  • Fiori F, Chiappini E, Soriano M, Paracampo R, Romei V, Borgomaneri S, Avenanti A. Long-latency modulation of motor cortex excitability by ipsilateral posterior inferior frontal gyrus and pre-supplementary motor area. Nature Scientific Reports. 2016 6, 38396. IF=5.228.
  • Romei V, Thut G, Silvanto J. Information-Based Approaches of Noninvasive Transcranial Brain Stimulation. Trends in Neurosciences 2016 39, 782-795. IF=12.504
  • Romei V, Chiappini E, Hibbard PB, Avenanti A. Empowering reentrant projections from V5 to V1 boosts sensitivity to motion. Current Biology 2016 26, 2155-60. IF=8.983.
  • Romei V, Bauer M, Brooks, JL, Economides M, Penny W, Thut G, Driver J. Bestmann S. Causal evidence that intrinsic beta-frequency is relevant for enhanced signal propagation in the motor system as shown through rhythmic TMS. NeuroImage 2016. 126:120-30. IF=5.463.
  • Rigato S, Rieger G, Romei V. Multisensory signalling enhances pupil dilation. Nature Scientific Reports 2016 6:26188. IF=5.228.
  • Murray MM, Thelen A, Thut G, Romei V, Martuzzi R, Matusz PJ. The multisensory function of the human primary visual cortex. Neuropsychologia 2015 Aug 11. pii:S0028-3932(15) 30127-30135. Review. IF=2.989.
  • Cecere R, Rees G, Romei V. Individual differences in alpha frequency drive crossmodal illusory perception. Current Biology 2015 25, 231-235. IF=8.983.
    • Comments in: Kerlin JR, Shapiro KL. Multisensory integration: how sound alters sight. Current Biology 2015 25, R76-7.
    • Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology.
  • Sutherland CA, Thut G, Romei V. Hearing brighter: changing in-depth visual perception through looming sounds. Cognition 2014 132, 312-323. IF= 3.411
  • Cecere R, Romei V, Bertini C, Ladavas E. Crossmodal enhancement of visual orientation discrimination by looming sounds requires functional activation of primary visual areas: A case study. Neuropsychologia 2014 56, 350-358.IF=2.989.
  • Smittenaar P, Fitzgerald TH, Romei V, Wright ND, Dolan RJ. Disruption of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex decreases model-based in favor of model-free control in humans. Neuron 2013 80, 914-919.IF=13.974.
  • Romei V, Murray MM, Cappe C and Thut G. The contribution of sensory dominance and attentional bias to cross-modal enhancement of visual cortex excitability. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 2013 25, 1122-1135. IF=4.085.
  • de Haas B, Cecere R, Cullen H, Driver J, Romei V.Discrimination of near-threshold visual stimuli is enhanced by concurrent presentation of auditory stimuli of longer duration. PLoS ONE 2013 8, e54789.IF=3.234.
  • Romei V, Gross J and Thut G. Sounds reset visual alpha phase and corresponding human visual perception. Current Biology (2012) 22:807-813. IF=8.983.
    • Comments in: Sauseng P. Brain Oscillations: Phase locked EEG alpha controls perception. Current Biology (2012) 22: R306-R308.
    • Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology
  • Cappe C, Thelen A, Romei V, Thut G and Murray MM. Looming signals reveal synergistic principles of multisensory interactions. Journal of Neuroscience (2012) 32:1171-1182. IF=6.344.
  • Romei V, de Haas B, Mok RM, Driver J. Auditory stimulus timing influences the perceived duration of co-occurring visual stimuli. Frontiers in Perception Science (2011) 2:215. IF=2.46.
  • Thut G, Veniero D, Romei V, Miniussi C, Schyns P, Gross J. Rhythmic TMS causes local entrainment of natural oscillatory signatures. Current Biology (2011) 21:1176-1185. IF=8.983.
    • Highlights in the Research Highlights of Current Biology
    • Among the most cited papers in Current Biology
  • Romei V, Driver J, Schyns PG and Thut G. Rhythmic TMS over right parietal cortex causally links distinct brain frequencies to global versus local visual processing. Current Biology (2011) 21:334-337. IF=8.983.
  • Cappe C, Thut G, Romei V and Murray MM. Auditory-visual multisensory interactions in humans: timing, directionality, topography, and sources. Journal of Neuroscience (2010) 30:12572-12580. IF=6.344.
  • Romei V, Gross J and Thut G. On the role of pre-stimulus brain rhythms in the alpha-band in perception: Correlation versus causation. Journal of Neuroscience (2010) 30:8692-8697. IF=6.344.
  • Brodbeck V, Thut G, Spinelli L, Romei V, Tyrand R, Michel CM, and Seek M. Effects of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on spike pattern and topography in patients with focal epilepsy. Brain Topography (2010) 22:267-280. IF=3.468
  • Romei V, Murray MM, Cappe C, and Thut G. Pre-perceptual and stimulus-selective enhancement of low-level human visual cortex excitability by sounds. Current Biology (2009) 19:1799-1805. IF=8.983.
  • Cappe C, Thut G, Romei V, and Murray MM. Selective integration of auditory-visual looming cues by humans. Neuropsychologia (2009) 47:1045-1052. IF=2.989.
  • Romei V, Brodbeck V, Michel C, Amedi A, Pascual-Leone A, and Thut G. Spontaneous fluctuations in alpha-band EEG activity predict awareness for stimulation-induced visual percepts. Cerebral Cortex (2008) 18:20010-200108. IF=8.665.
  • Romei V, Rihs T, Brodbeck V, and Thut G. Resting electroencephalogram alpha-power over posterior sites indexes baseline visual cortex excitability. NeuroReport. (2008) 19:203-208. IF=1.520.
  • Romei V, De Gennaro L, Fratello F, Curcio G, Ferrara M, Pascual-Leone A, and Bertini M. Interhemispheric Transfer Deficit in Alexithymia: a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) study. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (2008) 77:175-181. IF=9.196.
  • Romei V, Murray MM, Merabet LB, and Thut G. Occipital TMS has opposing effects on visual and auditory stimulus detection: implication for multisensory interactions. Journal of Neuroscience (2007) 27: 11465-11472. IF=6.344.
    • Comments in: Doehrmann O. Listen to your visual cortex: effects of occipital transcranialmagnetic stimulation on auditory stimulus detection. Journal of Neuroscience (2008) 28:1-2.
  • Ramos-Estebanez C, Merabet LB, Machii K, Fregni F, Thut G, Wagner TA, Romei V, Amedi A, and Pascual-Leone A. Visual phosphene perception modulated by subthreshold crossmodal sensory stimulation. Journal of Neuroscience (2007) 27:4178:4181. IF=6.344.
    • Comments in: Chapman A. Seeing with your fingers: a transcranial magnetic stimulation investigation of multimodal sensory perception. Journal of Neuroscience. (2007) 27:7081-7082.
  • Bertini M, De Gennaro L, Ferrara M, Curcio G, Romei V, Fratello F, Cristiani R, Pauri F, and Rossini PM. Transcallosal inhibition upon awakening from REM and NREM sleep as assessed by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Sleep (2004) 27:875-882. IF=4.591.
  • De Gennaro L, Bertini M, Ferrara M, Curcio G, Cristiani R, Romei V, Fratello F, Pauri F, and Rossini PM.Intracortical inhibition and facilitation upon awakening from different sleep stages: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. European Journal of Neuroscience 2004 19:3099-3104. IF=3.181
  • De Gennaro L, Cristiani R, Bertini M, Curcio G, Ferrara M, Fratello F, Romei V, and Rossini PM. Handedness is mainly associated with an asymmetry of corticospinal excitability and not of transcallosal inhibition. Clinical Neurophysiology. (2004) 115:1305-1312. IF=3.426
  • Bertini M, Ferrara M, De Gennaro L, Curcio G, Fratello F, Romei V, Pauri F, and Rossini PM. Corticospinal excitability and sleep: a motor threshold assessment by transcranial magnetic stimulation after awakenings from REM and NREM sleep. Journal of Sleep Research (2004) 13:31-36. IF=3.093
  • De Gennaro L, Ferrara M, Bertini M, Pauri F, Cristiani R, Curcio G, Romei V, Fratello F, and Rossini PM.Reproducibility of callosal effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with interhemispheric paired pulses. Neuroscience Research (2003) 46:219-227. IF=2.004

    Commentary

  • Hoogenboom N and Romei V. Probing different time scales of neuronal fluctuations in visual awareness: from behavior to phase. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience (2010) IF= 3.634

    Edited Journal Special Issues

  • Ten Oever S, Romei V, van Atteveldt N, Soto-Faraco S, Murray MM, Matusz PJ.The COGs (context, object, and goals) in multisensory processing. Experimental Brain Research 2016 234, 1307-23. Review. IF=2.057. Special Issue in Multisensory Processing.
  • Romei V, Thut G, Mok RM, Schyns P and Driver J. Causal implication by rhythmic TMS of alpha frequency in feature-based local versus global attention. European Journal of Neuroscience (2012) 35:968-974. IF=3.181 ‘Virtual Issue’ entitled: “Noninvasive Brain Stimulation”.
  • Leo F, Romei V, Freeman E, Làdavas E. and Driver J. Looming sounds enhance orientation sensitivity for visual stimuli on the same side as the sound. Experimental Brain Research Special Issue on Multisensory processing. (2011). 213:193-201. IF=2.057
  • Romei V, Thut G, Ramos-Estebanez C. and Pascual-Leone A. M1 contributes to the intrinsic but not the extrinsic movement components of motor skills. Invited publication for the Special Issue of Cortex: The Contribution of TMS to Structure-Function Mapping in the Human Brain. Action, Perception and Higher Functions. Guest Editors: Elena Rusconi and Sven Bestmann. (2009) 45:1058-1064. IF=4.314

    Chapters in edited books

  • Romei V. (2015). Assessing fluctuations in cortical excitability with TMS-evoked phosphenes. Webclip: Research spotlight 3.2. In the book “Essentials of Cognitive Neuroscience” written by Prof. Brad Postle, University of Wisconsin, edited by Wiley.
  • Murray MM, Cappe C, Romei V, Martuzzi R and Thut G. (2012). Auditory-Visual Multisensory Interactions in Human Primary Cortices: Synthesis and Controversies. Book chapter in the New handbook of multisensory processes edited by Barry E.Stein (MIT press).

    Publications under review/revision:

  1. Migliorati D, Zappasodi F, Perrucci MG, Donno B, Northoff G, Romei V, Costantini M. The speed of alpha oscillations mediates perceived simultaneity. Accepted pending minor revisions in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.
  2. Asher J, Romei V, Hibbard P. Asymmetric transfer of global motion learning across spatial frequencies. (submitted).
  3. Invited Talks:

    I am routinely invited to conferences, workshops, and Departmental Seminars. Selected invited talks:

  1. Invited talk at Workshop: Shaping brain waves: an information based approach. University of Cambridge, Uk 18-19 Jan 2018.
  2. Invited talk at symposium: Shaping Brain waves: an information based approach. Neurospin, Paris, France, 11 Sept 2017.
  3. Shaping Brain waves: an information based approach. Invited Speaker at University of Tubinghen, Germany 12 June 2017.
  4. Shaping brain waves: an information based approach. Invited Speaker at Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière – ICM CNRS UMR 7225 – INSERM, Paris, France, April 28th 2017.
  5. Invited talk for the symposium: “Driving the brain to understand cognition” at CNS, in San Francisco 25-28 March 2017: “Shaping brain waves: an information based approach”.
  6. Invited talk at conference: The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity. 6th international Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation. 7-10 Sept 2016 Gottingen, Germany.
  7. New vistas in Neuromodulation: shaping brain oscillations and connectivity in the human brain. Invited talk at the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands. 10 June 2016.
  8. New vistas in Neuromodulation: beyond a causal approach in the study of brain oscillations and connectivity. Invited talk at the University of Trento. Rovereto, 30 Oct 2015.
  9. Invited talk for the symposium: “Brain stimulation investigations of cognition” at BACN2015 in Essex, September 10-11 2015: “Induction of cortico-cortical Hebbian-like plasticity in the human visual system boosts visual awareness”
  10. Causal mapping of brain functions: from brain oscillations to brain connectivity. Invited talk at the University of East Anglia. June 3rd 2015.
  11. Crossmodal illusory perception depends on individual differences in alpha frequency peak. Invited talk at the EPS Jon Driver Workshop. 7 Jan 2015.
  12. Invited talk for best poster prize at Magstim Neuroscience Conference, Oxford, May 10-11 2014. “Empowering feedback projections from V5 to V1 boosts sensitivity for motion”.
  13. Assessing the functional impact of brain connectivity and brain oscillations using novel methodologies in Neurostimulation. Invited talk at the Symposium on Attention and perception at BACN, 11-12 Sept 2014, York.
  14. Invited talk at symposium entitled “Demystifying the Contribution of Attentional Control Mechanisms to Multisensory Processing” at the IMRF 2014 conference, June 11-14, Amsterdam.
  15. Novel methodologies in Neurostimulation. Invited talk at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain, 23rd May 2014. Hosted by Prof. Salvador Soto-Faraco.
  16. New insights on the functional role of alpha oscillations in (multi)sensory processing. Invited talk at City University London, Department of Psychology, London. 5th Feb 2014. Hosted by Dr. Elliot Freeman.
  17. The functional role of brain oscillations in sensory and multisensory processing. Invited talk at Aston Brain Centre, School of Psychology, Birmingham. 29th Jan 2014. Hosted by Prof. Klauss Kessler.
  18. The causal role of alpha oscillations in (multi)sensory selection. Invited talk for the Symposium in the honour of Walfgang Klimesch. University of Salzburg, Austria. 19 and 20 September 2013.
  19. Assessing the causal role of oscillatory brain activity in perception, cognition and action by combining TMS and EEG. Invited talk for the Symposium at Aalto University Finland: 17 May 2013. Hosted by Dr. Juha Silvanto.
  20. Driving brain oscillations to understand behavior: a causal mapping approach. Invited talk at CiMeC, Universita’ degli studi di Trento, Rovereto Italy. 22 June 2012. Hosted by Prof. Nathan Weisz.
  21. Crossmodal auditory interactions in early visual areas: as early as an alpha wave. Invited talk at Consolider CognNeuro Seminar Series at Univeritat de Barcelona and Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. 25 May 2012. Hosted by Prof. Salvador Soto-Faraco.
  22. New perspectives in neuromodulation: from crossmodal interactions to brain entrainment. Presented at the symposium entitled “Entrainment of brain oscillations: How rhythmic stimulation affects behaviour”. BACN2012, Newcastle, UK. 11-13 April 2012.
  23. On entrainment of occipito-parietal brain rhythms and modulation of perception by rhythmic transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) presented at the symposium entitled: Entraining the Brain? Effects of rhythmic brain stimulation protocols on oscillatory brain activity and behaviour”. ICON XI, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.September 2011.
  24. Entraining the Brain? Effects of rhythmic TMS bursts on EEG oscillatory brain activity and behaviour”. Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, London, UK.September 2011.
  25. Looming sounds selectively and pre-consciously enhance visual cortex excitability. 3rd International Conference on Transcranial Magnetic and Direct Current Stimulation. October 1st-4th 2008, Göttingen, Germany.
  26. Visual awareness without visual stimulus presentation: An EEG-TMS study on the electrophysiological predictors of conscious phosphene perception after single pulse TMS. Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Florence, 2006.

     

    Academic duties

  • 2014-2016: Year 3 Tutor at the University of Essex, Department of Psychology.
  • 2014-2017: Coordinator of the Final Undergraduate Research Project.
  • 2013: Member of the REF 2014 Committee, University of Essex.
  • 2013-2017: Member of the Research Strategy Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Essex.
  • 2013-2017: Organiser of the Departmental Research Seminars, Department of Psychology, University of Essex.
  • 2014-2017 Member of the ANR (Agence National De La Recherche, France) panel for the selection process of national grant proposals
  • 2014-2018: External Examiner for the MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex.

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