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Welcome to The Brain Stimulation Lab @ HW

The lab is devoted to the study of body representation and disgust processing. 

Miss Michela Paroli

 Visiting Research PG Student



I started my Visiting Research period at the Brain Stimulation Lab @ Heriot-Watt in October of 2015, after graduating in Psychology from the University of Pavia (Italy).  

During my MSc, I participated in a project studying episodic memory explored through a dedicated test (the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test) in Alzheimer’s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Subject Memory Disorder and in normal subjects.  During this project I learned more about how approaching and testing patients and the fundamentals of neuropsychological assessment.

However, I have always been interested in the complex relationships between “small” and “focal” lesions and the huge impact they have on overt behaviours. How can a wee neuronal destruction in the parietal lobe impact the exploration of an entire visual hemifield? This is an example that always stroke me. By joining the Lab I want to improve my skills with techniques such as tDCS in order to reproduce in healthy individuals these small network interruptions. 

Email:  mp48@hw.ac.uk