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SfN 2019


We attended the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) conference in Chicago!


This year, lab members Claudia Turco (PhD Candidate), Stephen Toepp (PhD Student) and Mitchell Locke (MSc) attended SfN in Chicago to present research related to their thesis work.

Claudia presented a Nanosymposium talk titled "The Effect of Glucose on Afferent Inhibition: A Placebo-controlled, Double-blinded, Intervention Study". Claudia's research investigates the influence of glucose intake on sensorimotor function probed through afferent inhibition, which is measured by simultaneously delivering TMS and peripheral nerve stimulation. This results of this study suggest that glucose levels do not need to be controlled for in TMS studies assessing afferent inhibition.


*This study is now published in Brain Sciences. Check out our Publications page for more information!



Mitchell presented a poster titled "An exploration of biological markers of post-concussion syndrome using transcranial magnetic stimulation". Mitchell's research compares TMS measures of intracortical function between healthy controls and those with Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS). His findings suggest that GABAb-mediated inhibition is reduced in those with PCS compared to controls, and that this reduction is related to the depressive symptoms that these individuals are experiencing. This research importantly furthers our understanding of PCS.





Stephen presented a poster titled "The influence of glucose on intracortical and corticospinal excitability as assessed using transcranial magnetic stimulation".


*This study is now published in Brain Sciences. Check out our Publications page for more information!