Fadi Ifram is a Postgraduate Researcher in the School of Psychology.
Provisional thesis title
An investigation into the enhancement of long-term memory and its associated neural oscillatory activity.
Fadi's main research interests are focused on long-term memory (LTM); more specifically, on the domain of declarative memory. He is investigating two key areas:
- Non-pharmacological approaches to enhance LTM, learning, and decision-making in order to refine and improve the effects and methodology. To do so, he will use a range of methods, such as physical exercise, electrical- and magnetic brain stimulation (tDCS and TMS), as well as imaging techniques such as EEG.
- Many studies have repeatedly linked neural oscillations to memory function, however, there is no distinct mapping of oscillations to specific cognitive processes. Fadi will use transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) on the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to determine whether the observed changes in neural oscillations are in fact an indicator of memory function.
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