Meadhbh Brosnan

Dr

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Personal profile

Biography

I am a cognitive neuroscientist at Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN), in Melbourne, Australia.

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (first class honours) at the National University of Ireland, Galway, before beginning the Research Masters programme at Maastricht University in the Netherlands (MSc Cognitive Neuroscience – first class honours), during which I spent 9 months at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) in Wales with Prof David Linden. I commenced my PhD in 2014 as part of a pan-European Marie-Curie funded training network, a collaborative venture of six leading institutions, including Oxford, LMU Munich, Copenhagen, UPF Barcelona, as well as Trinity College Dublin, where my PhD was based under the co-supervision of Prof Ian Robertson, and Dr Paul Dockree. During my PhD fellowship, I spent a total of 6-months in Oxford with the late Prof Glyn Humphreys and Dr Nele Demeyere, and 3-months at MICCN with Prof Mark Bellgrove. I graduated from my PhD in December 2017 (viva voce examination with Prof John Duncan), and am now working with Mark as an early stage postdoctoral research fellow. 

Research Interests

Basic Science

My basic cognitive neuroscience work aims to understand inter-individual differences in the efficiency at which we process information in our environment. I use a variety of cognitive neuroscience approaches including diffusion and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), electroencephalography (EEG), brain stimulation, lesion-based studies, and computational modelling to explore the networks and mechanisms underpinning sensory processing (visual attention processes and perceptual decision making), and foundational cognitive processes (sustained attention and performance monitoring).

Ageing & Plasticity

I am interested in how the brain changes with healthy ageing and disease. I am passionate about understanding how, at the neural level, older adults differ in their capacity to compensate for neuropathology occuring with neurodegenerative conditions, and following stroke.

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Sensory Processing
  • Fronto-Parietal Networks
  • Plasticity
  • Ageing
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Cognitive Neuroscience

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Research Output 2013 2019

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Comment / Debate

Dopamine restores cognitive motivation in Parkinson's disease

McGuigan, S., Zhou, S-H., Brosnan, M. B., Thyagarajan, D., Bellgrove, M. A. & Chong, T. T-J., 1 Mar 2019, In : Brain. 142, 3, p. 719-732 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Plasticity of the Right-Lateralized Cognitive Reserve Network in Ageing

Brosnan, M. B., Demaria, G., Petersen, A., Dockree, P., Robertson, I. & Wiegand, I., 1 May 2018, In : Cerebral Cortex. 28, 5, p. 1749-1759 11 p., bhx085.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, a Dynamic Cortical Area to Enhance Top-Down Attentional Control

Brosnan, M. B. & Wiegand, I., 2017, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 37, 13, p. 3445-3446 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment / DebateOtherpeer-review

FMRI neurofeedback of higher visual areas and perceptual biases

Habes, I., Rushton, S., Johnston, S., Sokunbi, M., Barawi, K., Brosnan, M., Daly, T., Ihssen, N. & Linden, D. E. J., 1 May 2016, In : Neuropsychologia. 85, p. 208-215 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Functional magnetic resonance imaging neurofeedback-guided motor imagery training and motor training for parkinson’s disease: Randomized trial

Subramanian, L., Busse Morris, M., Brosnan, M., Turner, D. L., Morris, H. R. & Linden, D. E. J., 8 Jun 2016, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 10, 13 p., 111.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Prizes

Academic Scholar Award

Meadhbh Brosnan (Recipient), Jun 2011

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Entrance Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Meadhbh Brosnan (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship

Meadhbh Brosnan (Recipient), Mar 2014

Prize: Competitive Fellowships

Neuroscience Ireland Oral Communication Award

Meadhbh Brosnan (Recipient), Sep 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2013 2018

  • 3 Peer review responsibility
  • 2 Public event
  • 1 Public lecture/debate/seminar
  • 1 Public outreach

Scientific Reports (Journal)

Meadhbh Brosnan (Peer reviewer)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Neuropsychologia (Journal)

Meadhbh Brosnan (Peer reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Brain and Cognition (Journal)

Meadhbh Brosnan (Peer reviewer)
2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Multi-disciplinary Work Experience Programme, Trinity College Dublin

Meadhbh Brosnan (Contributor)
Mar 2016

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic outreach

Oxford University Open Doors, Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre

Meadhbh Brosnan (Contributor)
Sep 2015

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic event