Dr Andreas Bungert
Perception & Action
Location: Tower Building, Room 3.32
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 70719
My research is focussed around the simultaneous application of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This exciting combination allows manipulating and measuring brain activity non-invasively at the same time with a high spatial resolution. In my work I have to deal with a range of technical issues such as artefacts in the MR-images caused by the TMS or the development of method how to control the position of the TMS-coil inside the MR-scanner. Currently we are starting with our first experiments. In the near future my work will involve the following aspects: Exploration the effects of TMS using advanced methods of fMRI analysis, development of special MR-sequences techniques for this combination and of course the application of concurrent TMS/MRI in various experiments.
Bungert, A. (2010). TMS combined with fMRI. PhD Thesis. [pdf]
Bungert A., Chambers, C., Phillips, M., Evans, J. (2011). Reducing image artefacts in concurrent TMS/fMRI by passive shimming. NeuroImage.