Claudia D. Tesche, Professor, Director, Transcranial Stimulation Laboratory

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Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1979
Office Location: Logan Hall Rm 138
Phone: (505) 277-3544
Curriculum Vitae and Publications

Research Area

Cognition, Brain and Behavior

Research Interests

  • Brain plasticity
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Attention
  • Alcoholism, motivational interviewing (MI)
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
  • Schizophrenia

Selected Publications

  • Houck, J.M., Moyers, T.B, Tesche, C.D. (2012) Through a glass darkly: some insights on change talk via magnetoencephalography. Psychol Addict Behav  [Epub ahead of print].  

  • Hanlon, F.M, Houck, J.M, Klimaj, S.D., Caprihan, A., Mayer, A.R.,  Weisend, M.P.,  Bustillo, J.R., Hamilton, D.A., Tesche, C.D. (2012). Fronto-temporal Anatomical Connectivity and Working-Relational Memory Performance Predicts Everyday Functioning in Schizophrenia.  Psychophysiology49(10):1340–52  

  • Manto, M., Bower, J.M., Conforto, A.B., Delgado-García, J.M., Farias da Guarda, S.N., Gerwig, M.,  Habas, C., Hagura, N., Ivry, R.B., Mariën, P., Molinari, M., Naito, E., Nowak, D.A., Ben Taib, N.O., Pelisson, D., Tesche, C.D., Tilikete, C., Timmann, D. Consensus paper: roles of the cerebellum in motor control-the diversity of ideas on cerebellar involvement in movement. Cerebellum, 11(2): 457–87 (2012).  

  • Stone, D.B., Tesche, C.D. (2009). Transcranial direct current stimulation modulates shifts in global/local attention. NeuroReport, 20(12): 1115–1119.  

  • Martin, T., Houck, J.M., Pearson Bish, J., Kičić, D.,Woodruff, C.C., Moses, S.N., Lee, D.C., Tesche, C.D. (2006). MEG Reveals Different Contributions of Motor Cortex and Cerebellum to Simple Reaction Time Following Temporally-structured Cues.  Human Brain Mapping, 27(7): 552–61. 

Courses Taught

  • Psych 450/650 Advanced Functional Neuroimaging

  • Psych 450/650 Transcranial Stimulation Laboratory

  • Psych 450/650 EEG Laboratory

  • Psych 450/650 Functional Neuroanatomy

  • Psych 641 Seminar in Cognition, Brain and Behavior


David Stone

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For prospective grad students:

I am highly likely to accept a new graduate student next year. Please email me for more information about my laboratory.