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.

Education/Academic qualification

Movement Neuroscience, PhD, University of Auckland

Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science (Hons)

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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Projects 2016 2022

Research Output 2005 2019

12 Citations (Scopus)

A consensus guide to capturing the ability to inhibit actions and impulsive behaviors in the stop-signal task

Verbruggen, F., Aron, A. R., Band, G. P., Beste, C., Bissett, P. G., Brockett, A. T., Brown, J. W., Chamberlain, S. R., Chambers, C. D., Colonius, H., Colzato, L. S., Corneil, B. D., Coxon, J. P., Dupuis, A., Eagle, D. M., Garavan, H., Greenhouse, I., Heathcote, A., Huster, R. J., Jahfari, S. & 25 others, Kenemans, J. L., Leunissen, I., Li, C. S. R., Logan, G. D., Matzke, D., Morein-Zamir, S., Murthy, A., Paré, M., Poldrack, R. A., Ridderinkhof, K. R., Robbins, T. W., Roesch, M., Rubia, K., Schachar, R. J., Schall, J. D., Stock, A. K., Swann, N. C., Thakkar, K. N., van der Molen, M. W., Vermeylen, L., Vink, M., Wessel, J. R., Whelan, R., Zandbelt, B. B. & Boehler, C. N., 29 Apr 2019, In : eLife. 8, 26 p., e46323.

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Open Access

Does hypnotic susceptibility influence information processing speed and motor cortical preparatory activity?

Srzich, A. J., Cirillo, J., Stinear, J. W., Coxon, J. P., McMorland, A. J. C. & Anson, J. G., 1 Jun 2019, In : Neuropsychologia. 129, p. 179-190 12 p.

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Individual differences in intracortical inhibition predict motor-inhibitory performance

He, J. L., Fuelscher, I., Coxon, J., Chowdhury, N., Teo, W. P., Barhoun, P., Enticott, P. & Hyde, C., Oct 2019, In : Experimental Brain Research. 237, 10, p. 2715-2727 13 p.

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Intensity Matters: High-intensity Interval Exercise Enhances Motor Cortex Plasticity More Than Moderate Exercise

Andrews, S. C., Curtin, D., Hawi, Z., Wongtrakun, J., Stout, J. C. & Coxon, J. P., 1 May 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Cerebral Cortex. 12 p., bhz075.

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Visuomotor task acquisition is reduced by priming paired associative stimulation in older adults

Opie, G. M., Hand, B. J., Coxon, J. P., Ridding, M. C., Ziemann, U. & Semmler, J. G., Sep 2019, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 81, p. 67-76 10 p.

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