A/Professor Luca Cocchi has proven expertise across several research domains:
- computational modelling
- brain stimulation
- psychiatry; and
- clinical trials.
This broad expertise has allowed A/Prof. Cocchi to bridge traditional academic disciplines. He has established a translational research program that delivers significant advances in understanding brain function in health and disease. This knowledge is promptly implemented into development and trial novel therapeutic interventions.
A/Prof. Cocchi is the leader of two clinical trials on the concurrent use of neuroimaging and brain stimulation to target the activity of brain networks underpinning psychiatric symptoms.
In the past five years, A/Prof. Cocchi has published as first or last author in top-ranking scientific and clinical journals including:
- Focal neural perturbations reshape low-dimensional trajectories of brain activity supporting cognitive performance
- Movie viewing elicits rich and reliable brain state dynamics
- Large-scale brain modes reorganize between infant sleep states and carry prognostic information for preterms
- The Low-Dimensional Neural Architecture of Cognitive Complexity Is Related to Activity in Medial Thalamic Nuclei
- ADHD symptoms map onto noise-driven structure–function decoupling between hub and peripheral brain regions
- Reconfiguration of functional brain networks and metabolic cost converge during task performance
- A hierarchy of timescales explains distinct effects of local inhibition of primary visual cortex and frontal eye fields
A/Prof Cocchi is an editor in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical and sits on the editorial board of the top journal in the field of neuroimaging (NeuroImage).