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SLMS Researcher wins Rogue Resolutions Challenge

1 July 2016

Dr Helen Nuttall (UCL Psychology and Language Sciences) was one of the winners of the inaugural international competition.


The Rogue Resolutions Challenge is a competition specifically designed for integrated, multi-modal brain stimulation and brain imaging studies and for those who aspire to build a name for themselves in this field. The techniques covered include fNIRS, TMS, tDCS, tACS and EEG.

Dr Nuttall will test how, in order to understand speech, the hearing centre of the brain works together with brain regions that control lip and tongue movements. She is particularly interested in how this relationship works in challenging listening conditions, such as background noise, and will use a combination of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Motor Evoked Potentials (MEP), and Electroencephalography (EEG) to test her hypothesis.

"I am absolutely delighted to have won the Rogue Resolutions Challenge, and the data collected as part of this proposal will be invaluable for preparing a grant application," Helen said. "Thank you very much, Rogue Resolutions, for giving me this opportunity!"

The comprehensive first prizes allows young researchers to complete a proof of principal or pilot study, boost their CVs, learn new skills and make new valuable networking connections. The prize comprises:

  • Loaning of research equipment for 3 months
  • Expert technical help, product support and training
  • Funding to present at an international conference

The judging panel for the Rogue Resolutions Challenge were:

  • Professor John Rothwell, UCL
  • Professor Paul Taylor, LMU Munich
  • Dr Charlotte Stagg, University of Oxford
  • Dr Sven Bestmann, UCL
  • Dr Michael Banissy, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Dr Ricci Hannah, UCL
  • Dr Joe Devlin, UCL


Dr Nuttall's academic profile

Rogue Resolutions Challenge