Dr James Dowsett
James Dowsett is a post doc in the department of Neurology at the LMU in Munich, in the working group of Paul Taylor in the German Centre for Vertigo and Balance Disorders. Prior to this position he completed his PhD at the Carl von Ossietzky University in Oldenburg under the supervision of Christoph Herrmann.
His current research focuses on neural oscillations and multisensory integration, in particular visual-vestibular integration and its role in navigation and orientation in space.
His main research interest is devolving methods to probe and modulate neural oscillations. This includes combining TMS and tACS with EEG, using steady state evoked potentials (SSVEPs) to probe the oscillatory dynamics of the cortex, and combining these methods with mobile EEG to study neural oscillations during movement and in real world environments. A continuing research project, which began during his PhD, focuses on optimising tACS by exploring the effect of different stimulation waveform shapes and developing artefact removal methods for online tACS-EEG. This research has the eventual goal of creating a system for rapid prototyping of tACS stimulation parameters to optimize/individualize stimulation.
James will be speaking about his research at the upcoming Brainbox Initiative Conference 2019.