Mr. Richard Ronayne

PhD Student



Prof. Jason Mattingley (primary)

Prof. Paul Dux

Current research

Subjective cognitive decline is often the first indication that an individual may develop dementia in later life. These subjective deficits are often in the cognitive domains of memory, attention, and executive function. My research goals are to identify consistent EEG biomarkers for subjective cognitive decline that correlate with objective behavioural measures. Furthermore, I aim to trial evidence-based transcranial magnetic stimulation protocols tailored and synced with the individual’s peak alpha frequency as a possible method of correcting these cognitive deficits.

Research interests

  • Closed Loop Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

  • Electroencephalography

  • Subjective Cognitive Decline

  • Neural Entrainment via Sensory Stimulation