Dr. M. Ietswaart
Associate Professor
Psychology at Stirling
University of Stirling
Room 3A115, Cottrell Building
Stirling FK9 4AL
Scotland, UK
 
twitter: @m_ietswaart
 
Magdalena is a neuropsychologist and cognitive neuroscientist at the University of Stirling. Beside Magnetic Resonance brain imaging (MRI), research questions in her lab are answered using brain stimulation (TMS and tDCS) and (mobile) EEG as well as behavioural techniques such as eye-movements and movement kinematics and behavioural lesion studies in neurological patients.

Basic science in her lab centres primarily around perception and action ranging from visuomotor function to social neuroscience.

Her applied work is on motor rehabilitation and on brain injury diagnostics and prevention, most recently in Sport Medicine on the subject of football heading (for a summary see theconversation.com/how-we-discovered-that-heading-a-football-causes-impairment-of-brain-function-67468)

She works collaboratively towards mobile neuroimaging solutions to investigate more real-world cognition (see mobilecognition.org).

Magdalena is interested in brain plasticity both with regards to cognitive architecture and changes of function in stroke, traumatic brain injury, and abnormal development such as autism. Due to the increasing societal challenge of dementia she wants to contribute to mobilising the neuroscience community to answer perhaps by clarifying the role of plasticity in delaying dementia onset and evidence-based reduction of risk factors of dementia (see StirlingBrains.org). Magdalena is very interested in collaborating in particular on understanding the normal brain through the study of people with brain damage and work towards evidence-based changes in practice.