Dr. Martin V. Sale (lab alumnus)

Position: Former Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2016), Former Lab Head, Brain Stimulation Lab (2015-2016)

Email: m.sale@uq.edu.au

Phone: +614 3995 0053

Martin left us in July 2016 to take up a position as a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy with the UQ School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Research while in the Mattingley Lab I’m interested in the link between brain oscillations, sleep and neuroplasticity. Specifically, can we manipulate the brain oscillations present during sleep to promote plasticity in the aged brain and also in clinical conditions such as stroke? In order to investigate this, I use a variety of brain stimulation and brain imaging techniques.

Research interests

  • Non-invasive brain stimulation
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Brain oscillations
  • Sleep

Selected publications

For a full and up-to-date publications list, go to http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/2300 and click on the "Publications" tab.

Sale, M. V., Rogasch, N. C., & Nordstrom, M. A. (2016). Different stimulation frequencies alter synchronous fluctuations in motor evoked potential amplitude of intrinsic hand muscles-a TMS study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 100. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2016.00100

Kamke, M. R., Nydam, A. S., Sale, M. V., & Mattingley, J. B. (2016). Associative plasticity in the human motor cortex is enhanced by concurrently targeting separate muscle representations with excitatory and inhibitory protocols. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(4), 2191-2198. doi: 10.1152/jn.00794.2015

Sale, M. V., Lavender, A. P., Opie, G. M., Nordstrom, M. A., & Semmler, J. G. (2016). Increased intracortical inhibition in elderly adults with anterior-posterior current flow: A TMS study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(1), 635-640. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2015.04.062

Sale, M. V., Mattingley, J. B., Zalesky, A., & Cocchi, L. (2015). Imaging human brain networks to improve the clinical efficacy of non-invasive brain stimulation. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 57, 187-198. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2015.09.010

Dickins, D. S. E., Sale, M. V., & Kamke, M. R. (2015). Intermanual transfer and bilateral cortical plasticity is maintained in older adults after skilled motor training with simple and complex tasks. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7, Article No 73. doi: 10.3389/Fnagi.2015.00073

Cocchi, L., Sale, M. V., Lord, A., Zalesky, A., Breakspear, M., & Mattingley, J. B. (2015). Dissociable effects of local inhibitory and excitatory theta-burst stimulation on large-scale brain dynamics. Journal of Neurophysiology, 113(9), 3375-3385. doi: 10.1152/jn.00850.2014

Dickins, D. S. E., Sale, M. V., & Kamke, M. R. (2015). Plasticity induced by intermittent theta burst stimulation in bilateral motor cortices is not altered in older adults. Neural Plasticity, 2015, Article ID 323409. doi: 10.1155/2015/323409

Sale, M.V., & Mattingley, J.B. (2013). Selective enhancement of motor cortical plasticity by observed mirror-matched actions. NeuroImage, 74, 30-36.

Molenberghs, P., & Sale, M.V. (2011). Testing for spatial neglect with line bisection and target cancellation: are both tasks really unrelated? PLoS ONE, 6(7), e23017.

Sale, M.V., Ridding, M.C., & Nordstrom, M.A. (2010). Circadian modulation of neuroplasticity in humans, and potential therapeutic implications. Reviews in the Neurosciences, 21, 55-66.

Sale, M.V., Ridding, M.C., & Nordstrom, M.A. (2008). Cortisol inhibits neuroplasticity induction in human motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 8285-8293.