Giacomo Koch serves as a Consultant Neurologist at the stroke unit of the University Hospital Tor Vergata in Rome and leads a noninvasive cortical stimulation laboratory at Santa Lucia Foundation in Rome. He has a long-lasting experience in clinical neurophysiology of the motor system and of cognitive functions, with a translational approach for rehabilitation of stroke, movement disorders, and multiple sclerosis (MS). His main expertise are in the application of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), also used in combination with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and electroencephalography (EEG). The main goals of his research are to understand the mechanisms underlying cortical plasticity and cortical connectivity in the healthy human brain and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for the recovery of neurological functions.
Biography Updated on 30 November 2011