Lidio Lima de Albuquerque
Lídio is a Ph.D. student in Kinesiology in the Department of Kinesiology & Nutrition Sciences at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). His research investigates the effects of different non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to improve motor performance and learning in healthy adults and patient populations. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is the primary technique employed and involves the application of an electrical current to a specific brain targeted area. tDCS is portable, safe, easy to administer, and can conveniently be combined with physical tasks, resulting in a potential alternative treatment for Parkinson’s Disease (PD). His Ph.D. dissertation examines the acute and long-term effects of tDCS on motor function and learning in PD when applied over the cerebellum. He has a Masters of Science in Kinesiology from UNLV, and two undergraduate degrees from Brazil, Physical Education, and Journalism. His overall scientific interests are in Neurophysiology of Movement, which pushes him into other neuroscience-related topics. Additionally, he is a keen reader on equity and diversity in academia and has worked as a fitness trainer for special populations in Brazil and Australia.