Eszter Kormann

Eszter Kormann

Research Student

Eszter graduated with a B.A. in Psychology at the Eötvös Loránd University (Budapest, Hungary). During her undergraduate studies, Eszter worked as an assistant lecturer and research assistant at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience & Psychology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest.  Her research projects involved psychophysiological tests on human subjects, and EEG and ECG analyses.  In 2013, Eszter moved to the University of Oxford to complete an M.Sc. in Neuroscience.  During Eszter's M.Sc. studies, she worked under the supervision of Dr Andrew Sharott on a research project that aimed to exploit the phase of ongoing oscillations for adaptive cortical stimulation in Parkinsonism. In 2014, Eszter was awarded a prestigious Clarendon Fund Scholarship by the University of Oxford, and started her D.Phil. studies under the supervision of Dr Andrew Sharott and Professor Peter Brown.  In 2016, Eszter was awarded a Senior Hulme Scholarship by Brasenose College, Oxford.

Eszter’s D.Phil. thesis research is focused on investigating how neurons in the subthalamic nucleus (STN) integrate cortical inputs in the healthy and Parkinsonian brain. She is using electrical stimulation of the motor cortex to examine whether the response of STN neurons is influenced by the timing of cortical inputs in relation to ongoing network oscillations.