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Ronan Denyer

PhD, Post-Doctoral Researcher

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Ronan Denyer completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, where his final year thesis project was supervised by Prof. Richard Carson. Ronan is currently completing a PhD in Neuroscience at The University of British Columbia, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Lara Boyd. His PhD thesis research aims to better understand the neural control of simple and complex bimanual movements by combining neuroimaging, brain stimulation, and behavioural methodologies. Ronan is joining the CoActions Lab in 2023 as a postdoctoral fellow. He is currently in the process of designing a project with Julie to investigate how the human brain turns decisions into actions using closed-loop transcranial magnetic stimulation and other bleeding-edge brain stimulation technologies.




Representative Publications

  1. Denyer, R., Greenhouse, I., Boyd, L. A. (2022) The role of PMd in voluntary motor control: insights from TMS research. PsyArXiv:

  2. Neva, J. L., Greeley, B., Chau, B., Ferris, J. K., Jones, C. B., Denyer, R., Hayward, K. S., Campbell, K., Boyd, L. A. (2021). Acute high intensity interval exercise modulates corticospinal excitability in older adults. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 54(4), 673-682.

  3. Denyer, R., Morris, S. R., Greeley, B., Ferris, J. K., White, K., Laule, C., Boyd, L. A., & Weber, R. C. (2020). Learning‐challenged youth show an abnormal relationship between fronto‐parietal myelination and mathematical ability. Journal of Neuroimaging, 30(5), 648-657.

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Conference Presentations

  1. Denyer, R., Boyd, L. A. (2022).  Spatially relevant visual cues reduce the planning load of discrete and rhythmic bimanual movements compared to abstract symbolic visual cues. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting 2022.

  2. Denyer, R., Greeley, B., Boyd, L. A. (2021). Characterizing changes in PMd-M1 interhemispheric inhibition across execution of simple unimanual and bimanual actions. Society for Neuroscience Global Connectome 2021.

  3. Denyer, R., Ferris, J. K., Khoshnam, M., Larssen, B. C., Attard, K., Menon, C., Boyd, L. A. (2019). Exploring associations between transcallosal fractional anisotropy, bimanual position matching, and response to a novel bilateral arm training intervention in chronic stroke. Organization for Human Brain Mapping Annual Meeting 2019.



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