Katja Kornysheva, PhD

Sir Henry Wellcome Fellow
Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience
University College London
k.kornysheva @ ucl.ac.uk

I am a neuroscientist fascinated by how the brain enables us to learn and remember new movements with high temporal precision such as in speech, sports and music
. To study this I use functional neuroimaging and noninvasive brain stimulation in humans, as well as extracellular recordings in animals. My current work is supported by the Wellcome Trust.

  • Aug 2016 - New interdisciplinary methods paper (neuro-nanoscience) in Nature Communications - introducing a new vector based classification of tunneling current-distance curves (inspired by multivariate analysis in neuroscience) to improve the identification of molecular events. Link
  • July 2016 - New Review on Timing in Motor Invited single author review on motor timing alongside eminent scientists in motor learning and control.  Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Springer. In press - link will follow soon!
  • Dec 2015 - Paper in Cell Reports: My colleagues at Erasmus MC and I published a single cell electrophysiology paper on the relation between cerebellar cortical spike patterns and conditioned sensorimotor behavior. Link
  • July 2015 - Invited Talk at the Progress in Motor Control X. Conference in Budapest on the "Neural encoding of spatiotermporal skills". Link
  • Mar 2015 - Our new review paper on motor skill learning is in press in Trends in Cognitive Science and has been featured on the cover. Link

  • Feb 2015 - Happy to announce the birth of my son Peter! I will be on maternity leave till August 2015.