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The Brain Stimulation Lab @ HW

The lab is devoted to study body representation and emotional processing, making use of brain stimulation techniques. Check out how we can electrify your mind!

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