Dr. Marc R. Kamke (lab alumnus)

Position: Former Research Fellow and Head, Brain Stimulation Lab (2005-2015)

Email: m.kamke@uq.edu.au

Marc left us in October 2015 to take up a position in the UQ Research Integrity office.

Research while in the Mattingley Lab

I use non-invasive brain stimulation and imaging techniques to answer questions about basic brain function. The techniques include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electromyography (EMG). My research has a particular focus on using non-invasive brain stimulation to induce neuroplasticity in healthy adults. The aim is to determine the factors that influence plasticity in the human brain. I also use brain stimulation to probe brain-behaviour relations. Specifically, by transiently interfering with normal brain function we are able to reveal the neural substrates of cognitive processes such as sensory perception, attention and multi-sensory integration.

Research interests

  • Brain plasticity in humans
  • Sensory perception and multisensory integration
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation methods

Selected publications

For a full and up-to-date publications list, go to http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1775 and click on the "Publications" tab.

Brain plasticity

Kamke, M. R., Hall, M. G., Lye, H. F., Sale, M. V., Fenlon, L. R., Carroll, T. J., . . . Mattingley, J. B. (2012). Visual attentional load influences plasticity in the human motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(20), 7001-7008. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1028-12.2012

Kamke, M. R., Ryan, A. E., Sale, M. V., Campbell, M. E., Riek, S., Carroll, T. J., & Mattingley, J. B. (2014). Visual spatial attention has opposite effects on bidirectional plasticity in the human motor cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 34(4), 1475-1480. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1595-13.2014

Sensory perception and attention

Kamke, M. R., Vieth, H. E., Cottrell, D., & Mattingley, J. B. (2012). Parietal disruption alters audiovisual binding in the sound-induced flash illusion. Neuroimage, 62(3), 1334-1341. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.05.063

Kamke, M. R., Van Luyn, J., Constantinescu, G., & Harris, J. (2014). Contingent capture of involuntary visual spatial attention does not differ between normally hearing children and proficient cochlear implant users. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 32(6), 799-811. doi: 10.3233/RNN-140399