My research is focused on elucidating the mechanisms of network-level brain responses to non-invasive brain stimulation methods. Based on the development of the “RF-EEG Cap”, the first-of-its-kind wearable RF head coil and the related signal processing tools, I envision a complete solution for concurrent TMS/fMRI/EEG. This triple combination can be seen as a versatile neuroscience tool which will have the potential to perform non-invasive high-resolution causal mapping of human brain. Using this approach, we will build the unique capability to study the brain in ways that were never before possible, and to revolutionize our understanding of human behavior and cognition.


Medical University of Vienna (Austria), Technical University of Vienna, Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (Spain)

Select Publications

1.Navarro de Lara LI, Stockmann J, Meng Q, Keil B, Mareyam A, Işıl Uluç, Daneshzand M, Wald LL, Nummenmaa A. A novel whole-head RF coil design tailored for concurrent multichannel brain stimulation and imaging at 3T. Brain Stimulation (2023), 1021-1031, 16(4),
2. Navarro de Lara LI, Daneshzand M, Mascarenas A, Paulson D, Pratt K, Okada Y, Raij T, Makarov SN and Nummenmaa A. A 3-axis coil design for multichannel TMS arrays. Neuroimage, 2021 (224):117355.
3. Navarro de Lara LI, Windischberger C, Kuehne A, Woletz M, Sieg J, Bestmann S, Weiskopf N, Strasser B, Moser E, Laistler E. A novel coil array for combined TMS/fMRI experiments at 3 T. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, November, 2015, Vol.74(5), p.1492(10).


BRAIN K99/R00 Awardee (2022)
MR Engineering Study Group Award, Outstanding Engineering Achievement, ISMRM 2019
Patent awarded, “Method and system for combined transcranial magnetic simulation (TMS) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies”. US9924889 (B2


Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Lab