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Shapour works in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University as a Senior Lecturer.

Research interests

The goal of my research is to understand the mechanisms underlying plastic changes in the human central nervous system (CNS) and to develop novel therapeutic approaches for recovery of function based on these advances. My work has focused on the human sensory-motor system and on plastic changes taking place due to motor training, pain, or therapeutic interventions such as electrical stimulation (ES) and biofeedback.

I utilize different techniques in the context of well-defined hypothesis-driven investigations including Electro-neuro-myography (ENMG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), EMG-triggered ES, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) stimulation. I am interested in the development of these techniques to better understand mechanisms of human plasticity and to modulate human brain processes. My research protocols in healthy volunteers are geared to identify mechanisms of human neuroplasticity and to develop interventional approaches to enhance them when they play a beneficial role and down-regulate them when they are maladaptive. Advances in this understanding in healthy volunteers are subsequently applied to patients with neurological conditions like stroke in attempts to enhance neurorehabilitative processes.

My future goals are to improve my understanding of mechanisms underlying plasticity of function in humans. On the basis of these insights, I am engaged in translational efforts to develop rational rehabilitative interventions to improve sensory and motor disability after traumatic brain injuries or stroke in particular using peripheral nerve stimulation, EMG-triggered ES, TMS and tDCS.

Research area keywords

  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Electromyography
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Neuroscience
  • Non Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

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Research Output

A Checklist to Reduce Response Variability in Studies Using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Assessment of Corticospinal Excitability: A Systematic Review of the Literature

Pellegrini, M., Zoghi, M. & Jaberzadeh, S., 1 Mar 2020, In : Brain Connectivity. 10, 2, p. 53-71 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Comparing the effects of multi-session anodal trans-cranial direct current stimulation of primary motor and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices on fatigue and quality of life in patients with multiple sclerosis: a double-blind, randomized, sham-controlled trial

Mortezanejad, M., Ehsani, F., Masoudian, N., Zoghi, M. & Jaberzadeh, S., May 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Clinical Rehabilitation. 9 p., 0269215520921506.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Determination of anodal tDCS duration threshold for reversal of corticospinal excitability: An investigation for induction of counter-regulatory mechanisms

Hassanzahraee, M., Nitsche, M. A., Zoghi, M. & Jaberzadeh, S., May 2020, In : Brain Stimulation. 13, 3, p. 832-839 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Does M1 anodal transcranial direct current stimulation affects online and offline motor learning in patients with multiple sclerosis?

Masoudian, N., Ehsani, F., Nazari, M., Zoghi, M. & Jaberzadeh, S., 27 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Neurological Sciences. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Relationship of hand strength with paretic upper extremity function and activities of daily living performance in patients with subacute stroke

Dehno, N. S., Sarvestani, F. K., Shariat, A. & Jaberzadeh, S., Jan 2020, In : Physiotherapy Practice and Research. 41, 1, p. 69-77 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review