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James is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Psychological and Biomedical Sciences and leads the Movement and Exercise Neuroscience Laboratory (MEX Lab). His research interests include the cognitive control of action, motor learning and motor cortex neuroplasticity, and the effects of exercise on brain function. He uses non-invasive brain stimulation and recording techniques to gain insight into the neural control of movement.

Education/Academic qualification

Movement Neuroscience, PhD, University of Auckland

Award Date: 21 Dec 2007

Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Award Date: 31 Dec 2003

Research area keywords

  • Ageing
  • Brain stimulation
  • Cognitive control
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Exercise
  • Inhibition
  • Motor learning
  • Movement neuroscience
  • Neurodegenerative disorders
  • Neuroimaging
  • Plasticity
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation
  • GABA
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Lactate


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