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  • Aphasia
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  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
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    Georgia Bozianu

    University Position
    PhD student


    At the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit - supervised by Ajay Halai and co-supervised by Matt Lambon-Ralph and Alex Woolgar - I will be investigating the mechanistic underpinnings of spontaneous functional recovery observed in aphasic patients and the variable recruitment of domain-general networks underlying such processes. Drawing on concepts from neuroengineering and graph theory, I will use functional neuroimaging methods, non-invasive brain stimulation and advanced computational modelling to explore network disruption and resilience in a perturb-and-measure approach (i.e., non-invasive brain stimulation to induce a transient, virtual lesion followed by offline fMRI) and hope to further build on our understanding of the post-stroke neuroplastic response. My other academic interests include: acquired brain injury; rare neurological disorders; network neuroscience; and upcoming non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) techniques. This is reflected in both my super-curricular activities and undergraduate dissertation - which I am currently in the process of publishing. In line with the current direction of my research, I’m keen to explore the field of BCI’s and enhanced neural decoding to restore function in patients of ABI across the sensorimotor and cognitive spectrum.

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