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Dr Alexander Nowicky
Honorary Senior Research Fellow - Health Sciences

Mary Seacole 3rd Floor-Bay 21

Research area(s)

My primary research area is in the use of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques to study human voluntary control of movement and neuroplasticity. Noninvasive brain stimulation involves either the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and direct current electrical stimulation (tDCS) and are used to examine motor learning and plasticity. These techniques are combined with the use of surface electromyography and are deployed to study changes in movement control in health and disease. Such stimulation techniques are applied over the scalp to activate underlying cortical areas. As these techniques are safe, noninvasive, and painless, these techniques are making important contributions to study of human motor neuroplasticity and cognitive function. Applications are far reaching and include possible use in neurorehabilitation following brain insult or injury, where together with conventional therapies they may enhance recovery of function.  

Research grants and projects

Research Projects


Project details


  • Dr Marco Davare  CNN  STAHR Brunel U. London
  • Dr. Dan Bishop- Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Brunel U. London