Dr Gorana Pobric

Senior Lecturer

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I am a cognitive neuroscientist, specialising in non-invasive brain stimulation.  As director of the Manchester Brain Stimulation Lab (MBSL), I lead non-invasive brain stimulation research at the Division of Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology. My research can be divided into two streams: 

  • The first stream focuses on semantic and social cognition. In particular, developing transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) protocols to mimic dementia impairments in healthy volunteers, thus providing evidence for theories of semantic cognition. 
  • Applications of non-invasive brain stimulation that focus on patient rehabilitation protocols for autism, schizophrenia and stroke.

After obtainng a BSc (Honors) in Neuroscience from the University of Toronto, I've completed a BA in Psychology from the University of Belgrade, followed by a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from SISSA, Trieste in 2006.


Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience (cum laude), SISSA, Trieste, Italy                                                                                 

B.Sc. in Neuroscience with Honors, University of Toronto, Canada

B.A. in Psychology, University of Belgrade, Serbia


External positions

Visiting researcher, Instituto D'Or and UFRJ, Rio de Janeiro

1 Oct 20161 Nov 2019

Visiting researcher, Human Brain Research Institute, Kyoto University

5 Nov 201410 Oct 2015

Visiting researcher, Columbia University and The Nathan Kline Institute

3 Oct 20142 Jul 2015

Visiting Reseracher, University College London (UCL)

15 Sep 20042 Nov 2007

Areas of expertise

  • BF Psychology - Semantic cognition, Non-invasive Brain Stimulation, Cognitive enhancement, Neuroimaging

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Biology, Medicine and Health (BMH) Domains

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