James Coxon


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James is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Psychological and Biomedical Sciences. 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.

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  • 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)

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Projects 2016 2021

Research Output 2005 2018

GABA concentration in sensorimotor cortex following high-intensity exercise and relationship to lactate levels

Coxon, J. P., Cash, R. F. H., Hendrikse, J. J., Rogasch, N. C., Stavrinos, E., Suo, C. & Yücel, M. 15 Feb 2018 In : Journal of Physiology. 596, 4, p. 691-702 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The effect of stimulation interval on plasticity following repeated blocks of intermittent theta burst stimulation

Tse, N. Y., Goldsworthy, M. R., Ridding, M., Coxon, J. P., Fitzgerald, P. B., Fornito, A. & Rogasch, N. C. 4 Jun 2018 In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 10 p., 8526

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

An activation threshold model for response inhibition

MacDonald, H. J., McMorland, A. J. C., Stinear, C. M., Coxon, J. P. & Byblow, W. D. 13 Jan 2017 In : PLoS ONE. 12, 1, 21 p., e0169320

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Combining aerobic exercise and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to improve brain function in health and disease

Hendrikse, J., Kandola, A., Coxon, J., Rogasch, N. & Yücel, M. 1 Dec 2017 In : Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 83, p. 11-20 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview Article

High-intensity interval exercise promotes motor cortex disinhibition and early motor skill consolidation

Stavrinos, E. L. & Coxon, J. P. 1 Apr 2017 In : Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 29, 4, p. 593-604 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access