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2023 ABSS Webinar
6 September 2023 | 12:00pm – 1:30pm AEDT
The ABSS will be continuing its webinar series with three speakers covering a diverse range of exciting brain stimulation research: Dr Li-Ann Leow, A/Prof Ann-Maree Vallence, and Prof Kate Hoy.
Date: Wednesday 6th September, 12pm AEST
Dopamine alters the effect of brain stimulation on behaviour
Dr Li-Ann Leow is a research fellow at the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, with expertise in motor learning and motor control, and the use of pharmacological manipulations of dopamine and non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to modulate motor learning and motor control.
Characterising changes in the human motor cortex following burn injury
Associate Professor Ann-Maree Vallence co-Directs the Action and Cognition Research Group in the School of Psychology at Murdoch University. Ann-Maree’s research uses neurophysiological and applied behavioural measures to investigate sensorimotor control, learning, and cognitive function in healthy and clinical populations. Ann-Maree’s research has been funded by the Australian Research Council and the National Health and Medical Research Council. Ann-Maree was the Vice President for the Australasian Brain Stimulation Society (2018-2021) and was the Western Australian State Representative for the Australasian Neuroscience Society (2018-2019). In 2018, Ann-Maree was awarded a WA Young Tall Poppy Science Award.
Targeting neural network dysfunction for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Professor Kate Hoy is a Clinical Neuropsychologist and head of Cognitive Therapeutics at the Bionics Institute. Over the last 15 years, she has built an internationally unique program of clinical research investigating non-invasive brain stimulation for the treatment of cognitive impairment. Prof Hoy’s depth and breadth of experience in the field of non-invasive brain stimulation is largely unparalleled, having worked with a variety of stimulation methods, diverse patient populations, and a wide range of research methodologies. Professor Hoy’s reputation as a leading clinical brain stimulation researcher is internationally recognised. She has received over $22M in funding to date (including as an Investigator on a $12M clinical trial network) and has published over 125 scientific journal articles. Professor Hoy is on the editorial board of Cortex and is the immediate past president of the Australasian Brain Stimulation Society.