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Jacopo Barone

Dr Jacopo Barone

Research student

School of Medicine

Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ


I am a PhD student co-supervised by Dr. Holly Rossiter and Prof. Krish Singh. My background is in cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology. During my PhD, I have been using multiple recording techniques to study the spatio-temporal features of neural oscillations in the sensorimotor system. Specifically, I am interested on how oscillations change during learning and motor control.







Neural activity is highly irregular at the single-neuron level. Yet, complex functions like movement, perception and memory involve coordinated efforts from a large network of brain structures. To achieve these goals, brain regions synchronise their activity patterns to facilitate information exchange. Synchrony, within and between brain regions, is supported by the segmentation of neural activity into several interacting brain rhythms (oscillations).

My PhD aims to provide novel insights on the role of oscillations in the sensorimotor system. To this end, I combine multiple recordings modalities (EEG, MEG, LFP) in humans and rats. I aim to explore how brain rhythms could support information exchange (connectivity) between sensorimotor areas.


  • Frequency-wise connectivity patterns in the sensorimotor system
  • The effect of GABAergic drugs on neural oscillations
  • The role of sensorimotor oscillations in rats during learning and motor control