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Professor Janet Taylor

Professor of Human Neurophysiology

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 3603
Mobile: 0490 412 651
Email: janet.taylor@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.388  

In addition to her position at ECU, Janet Taylor currently holds an appointment as Honorary Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia and a conjoint appointment at the University of New South Wales. She is one of four Chief Investigators on the NHMRC Program grant, Motor Impairment. Studies in this program seek to understand the control of movement in health and the mechanisms of impairment, to identify potential interventions to improve movement and to test whether such interventions are effective.

Background

Janet Taylor has been involved in full-time research for over 25 years and has been awarded over $13 M in peer-reviewed funding over this period. Over her career she has over 160 peer-reviewed publications with over 6800 citations (Scopus). She has recently moved to ECU from a position as a Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia. Her field of research is the control of movement in people. This includes the reflex and voluntary control of muscle contractions, as well as the sense of proprioception, which allows perception of limb movements and muscle forces. Her studies mostly involve neurophysiological or psychophysical experiments on human volunteers, and she commonly employ techniques such as transcranial magnetic stimulation, corticospinal tract stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation to evoke responses from the muscles. She is well known for her work describing the contribution of the nervous system to muscle fatigue.

Research Areas and Interests

Three main strands continue through her past and current research, and ongoing collaborations.

  1. The role of the central nervous system during muscle fatigue.
  2. Plastic changes in the motor pathway with artificial stimulation or voluntary activity.
  3. Perception of body movements and muscle forces.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Medicine in Physiology and Pharmacology, The University of New South Wales, 1991.
  • Master of Biomedical Engineering, The University of New South Wales, 1989.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of surgery, The University of New South Wales, 1982.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Mesquita, R., Taylor, J., Kirk, B., Blazevich, T. (2021). Involuntary sustained firing of plantar flexor motor neurones: effect of electrical stimulation parameters during tendon vibration. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 121(2021), 881-891. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04563-7.
  • Harmsen, J., Latella, C., Mesquita, R., Fasse, A., Schumann, M., Behringer, M., Taylor, J., Nosaka, K. (2021). H‑reflex and M‑wave responses after voluntary and electrically evoked muscle cramping. European Journal of Applied Physiology, epub ahead of print(Nov 2020), 14p.. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04560-w.

Journal Articles

  • Finn, H., Kennedy, D., Green, S., Taylor, J. (2020). Fatigue-related Feedback from Calf Muscles Impairs Knee Extensor Voluntary Activation. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 52(10), 2136-2144. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000002362.
  • Latella, C., Van Der Groen, O., Victora Ruas, C., Taylor, J. (2020). Effect of fatigue-related group III/IV afferent firing on intracortical inhibition and facilitation in hand muscles. Journal of Applied Physiology, 128(1), 149-158.
  • Trajano, G., Taylor, J., Orssatto, L., McNulty, C., Blazevich, T. (2020). Passive muscle stretching reduces estimates of persistent inward current strength in soleus motor units. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 223(5 November 2020), Article Number jeb229922. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.229922.
  • D'amico, J., Donges, S., Taylor, J. (2020). High-intensity, low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation enhances excitability of the human corticospinal pathway. Journal of Neurophysiology, 123(5), 1969-1978. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00607.2019.
  • Herbert, R., Taylor, J., Lord, S., Gandevia, S. (2020). Prevalence of motor impairment in residents of New South Wales, Australia aged 55 years and over: Cross-sectional survey of the 45 and up cohort. BMC Public Health, 20(1), Article number 1353. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-020-09443-5.
  • D'amico, J., Rouffet, D., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2020). Unlike voluntary contractions, stimulated contractions of a hand muscle do not reduce voluntary activation or motoneuronal excitability. Journal of Applied Physiology, 128(5), 1412-1422. https://doi.org/10.1152/JAPPLPHYSIOL.00553.2019.
  • Djajadikarta, Z., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2020). Age has no effect on ankle proprioception when movement history is controlled. Journal of Applied Physiology, 128(5), 1365-1372. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00741.2019.
  • Thorstensen, J., Taylor, J., Tucker, M., Kavanagh, J. (2020). Enhanced serotonin availability amplifies fatigue perception and modulates the TMS-induced silent period during sustained low-intensity elbow flexions. The Journal of Physiology, 598(13), 2685-2701. https://doi.org/10.1113/JP279347.
  • Victora Ruas, C., Taylor, J., Nosaka, K., Haff, G., Latella, C. (2020). A time-efficient method to determine parameters for measurement of short-interval intracortical inhibition for quadriceps. European Journal of Neuroscience, 52(12), 4751-4761. https://doi.org/10.1111/ejn.14904.
  • Luu, B., Saboisky, J., Taylor, J., Gorman, R., Gandevia, S., Butler, J. (2020). Supraspinal fatigue in human inspiratory muscles with repeated sustained maximal efforts. Journal of Applied Physiology, 129(6), 1365-1372. https://doi.org/10.1152/JAPPLPHYSIOL.00610.2020.
  • Djajadikarta, Z., Donges, S., Brooks, J., Kennedy, D., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2020). Impaired central drive to plantarflexors and minimal ankle proprioceptive deficit in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, 46(November 2020), Article number 102584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2020.102584.
  • Luu, B., Saboisky, J., McBain, R., Trinder, J., White, D., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S., Butler, J. (2020). Genioglossus motor unit activity in supine and upright postures in obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep, 43(6), Article number zsz316. https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsz316.

Journal Articles

  • Luu, B., McBain, R., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S., Butler, J. (2019). Reflex response to airway occlusion in human inspiratory muscles when recruited for breathing and posture. Journal of Applied Physiology, 126(1), 132-140. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00841.2018.
  • Jones, M., Nuzzo, J., Taylor, J., Barry, B. (2019). Aerobic Exercise Reduces Pressure More Than Heat Pain Sensitivity in Healthy Adults. Pain Medicine, 20(8), 1534-1546. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pny289.
  • Nuzzo, J., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S. (2019). CORP: Measurement of upper and lower limb muscle strength and voluntary activation. Journal of Applied Physiology, 126(3), 513-543. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00569.2018.
  • Kavanagh , J., McFarland, A., Taylor, J. (2019). Enhanced availability of serotonin increases activation of unfatigued muscle but exacerbates central fatigue during prolonged sustained contractions. The Journal of Physiology, 597(1), 319-332. https://doi.org/10.1113/JP277148.
  • Dongés, S., Boswell-Ruys, C., Butler, J., Taylor, J. (2019). The effect of paired corticospinal-motoneuronal stimulation on maximal voluntary elbow flexion in cervical spinal cord injury: an experimental study. Spinal Cord, 57(9), 796-804. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-019-0291-3.
  • Brooks, J., Seizova-Cajic, T., Taylor, J. (2019). Biases in tactile localization by pointing: compression for weak stimuli and centering for distributions of stimuli. Journal of Neurophysiology, 121(3), 764-772. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00189.2018.
  • Latella, C., Victora Ruas, C., Mesquita, R., Nosaka, K., Taylor, J. (2019). Test-retest reliability of elbow flexor contraction characteristics with tensiomyography for different elbow joint angles. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 45(April 2019), 26-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2019.02.002.
  • Dongés, S., Taylor, J., Nuzzo, J. (2019). Elbow angle modulates corticospinal excitability to the resting biceps brachii at both spinal and supraspinal levels. Experimental Physiology, 104(4), 546-555. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP087472.

Journal Articles

  • Donges, S., D'amico, J., Butler, J., Taylor, J. (2018). Involvement of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors in plasticity induced by paired corticospinal-motoneuronal stimulation in humans. Journal of Neurophysiology, 119(2), 652-661. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00457.2017.
  • O'Bryan, S., Billaut, F., Taylor, J., Rouffet, DM. (2018). Knee extensor fatigue developed during high-intensity exercise limits lower-limb power production. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(9), 1030-1037. https://doi.org/10.1080/02640414.2017.1349922.
  • Finn, H., Rouffet, D., Kennedy, D., Green, S., Taylor, J. (2018). Motoneuron excitability of the quadriceps decreases during a fatiguing submaximal isometric contraction. Journal of Applied Physiology, 124(4), 970-979. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00739.2017.
  • D'amico, J., Donges, S., Taylor, J. (2018). Paired corticospinal-motoneuronal stimulation increases maximal voluntary activation of human adductor pollicis. Journal of Neurophysiology, 119(1), 369-376. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00919.2016.
  • Nuzzo, J., Barry, B., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2018). Effects of acute isometric resistance exercise on cervicomedullary motor evoked potentials. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 28(5), 1514-1522. https://doi.org/10.1111/sms.13053.

Journal Articles

  • Taylor, M., Taylor, J., Seizova-Cajic, T. (2017). Muscle vibration-induced illusions: Review of contributing factors, Taxonomy of illusions and user's guide. Multisensory Research, 30(1), 25-63. https://doi.org/10.1163/22134808-00002544.
  • Jones, M., Taylor, J., Barry, B. (2017). Occlusion of blood flow attenuates exercise-induced hypoalgesia in the occluded limb of healthy adults. Journal of Applied Physiology, 122(5), 1284-1291. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01004.2016.
  • Donges, S., D'amico, J., Butler, J., Taylor, J. (2017). The effects of cervical transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation on motor pathways supplying the upper limb in humans. PLoS One, 12(2), e0172333. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172333.
  • D'amico, J., Butler, A., Heroux, M., Cotel, F., Perrier, J., Butler, J., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2017). Human motoneurone excitability is depressed by activation of serotonin 1A receptors with buspirone. The Journal of Physiology, 595(5), 1763-1773. https://doi.org/10.1113/JP273200.
  • Jones, M., Valenzuela, T., Booth, J., Taylor, J., Barry, B. (2017). Explicit education about exercise-induced hypoalgesia influences pain responses to acute exercise in healthy adults: A randomised controlled trial. Journal of Pain, 18(11), 1409-1416. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.07.006.
  • Bech, K., Larsen, C., Sjogaard, G., Holtermann, A., Taylor, J., Sogaard, K. (2017). Voluntary activation of the trapezius muscle in cases with neck/shoulder pain compared to healthy controls. Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 36(Oct 2017), 56-64. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2017.07.006.
  • Carroll, T., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S. (2017). Recovery of central and peripheral neuromuscular fatigue after exercise. Journal of Applied Physiology, 122(5), 1068-1076. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00775.2016.
  • Heroux, M., Loo, C., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S. (2017). Questionable science and reproducibility in electrical brain stimulation research. PLoS One, 12(4), Article number e0175635. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0175635.
  • Donges, S., Bai, S., Taylor, J. (2017). Concurrent electrical cervicomedullary stimulation and cervical transcutaneous spinal direct current stimulation results in a stimulus interaction. Experimental Physiology, 102(10), 1309-1320. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP086360.
  • Nuzzo, J., Barry, B., Jones, M., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2017). Effects of four weeks of strength training on the Corticomotoneuronal pathway. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 49(11), 2286-2296. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000001367.

Journal Articles

  • Khan, S., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S. (2016). Unexpected factors affecting the excitability of human motorneurones in voluntary and stimulated contractions. The Journal of Physiology, 594(10), 2707-2717. https://doi.org/10.1113/JP272164.
  • McBain, R., Taylor, J., Gorman, R., Gandevia, S., Butler, J. (2016). Human intersegmental reflexes from intercostal afferents to scalene muscles. Experimental Physiology, 101(10), 1301-1308. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP085907.
  • Nguyen, E., Taylor, J., Brooks, J., Seizova-Cajic, T. (2016). Velocity of motion across the skin influences perception of tactile location. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(2), 674-684. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00707.2015.
  • Heroux, M., Butler, A., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J., Butler, J. (2016). Time course of human motoneuron recovery after sustained low-level voluntary activity. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(2), 803-812. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00950.2015.
  • Taylor, J., Amann, M., Duchateau, J., Meeusen, R., Rice, C. (2016). Neural contributions to muscle fatigue: From the brain to the muscle and back again. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(11), 2294-2306. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000923.
  • Ho, K., Taylor, J., Chew, T., Galvez, V., Alonzo, A., Bai, S., Dokos, S., Loo, C. (2016). The Effect of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Electrode Size and Current Intensity on Motor Cortical Excitability: Evidence From Single and Repeated Sessions. Brain Stimulation, 9(1), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2015.08.003.
  • Jones, M., Taylor, J., Booth, J., Barry, B. (2016). Exploring the mechanisms of exercise-induced hypoalgesia using somatosensory and laser evoked potentials. Frontiers in Physiology, 7(NOV), Article number 581. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00581.
  • Hunter, S., McNeil, C., Butler, J., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2016). Short‑interval cortical inhibition and intracortical facilitation during submaximal voluntary contractions changes with fatigue. Experimental Brain Research, 234(9), 2541-2551. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-016-4658-9.
  • Kennedy, D., McNeil, C., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2016). Effects of fatigue on corticospinal excitability of the human knee extensors. Experimental Physiology, 101(12), 1552-1564. https://doi.org/10.1113/EP085753.
  • Fitzpatrick, S., Luu, B., Butler, J., Taylor, J. (2016). More conditioning stimuli enhance synaptic plasticity in the human spinal cord. Clinical Neurophysiology, 127(1), 724-731. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2015.03.013.
  • Nuzzo, J., Barry, B., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2016). Stability of biceps brachii MMax with one session of strength training. Muscle and Nerve, 54(4), 791-793. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.25217.
  • Luu, B., Smith, J., Martin, P., McBain, R., Taylor, J., Butler, J. (2016). Feedforward consequences of isometric contractions: effort and ventilation. Physiological Reports, 4(15), Article number e12882. https://doi.org/10.14814/phy2.12882.
  • Nuzzo, J., Trajano, G., Barry, B., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2016). Arm posture-dependent changes in corticospinal excitability are largely spinal in origin. Journal of Neurophysiology, 115(4), 2076-2082. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00885.2015.
  • Todd, G., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S. (2016). Measurement of voluntary activation based on transcranial magnetic stimulation over the motor cortex. Journal of Applied Physiology, 121(3), 678-686. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00293.2016.
  • Nuzzo, J., Barry, B., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2016). Acute Strength Training Increases Responses to Stimulation of Corticospinal Axons. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 48(1), 139-150. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000733.
  • Jones, M., Booth, J., Taylor, J., Barry, B. (2016). Limited Association Between Aerobic Fitness and Pain in Healthy Individuals: A Cross-Sectional Study. Pain Medicine, 17(10), 1799-1808. https://doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnv084.

Journal Articles

  • Luu, B., Saboisky, J., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S., Butler, J. (2015). TMS-evoked silent periods in scalene and parasternal intercostal muscles during voluntary breathing. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 216(Sept 5), 15-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2015.05.010.
  • Ho, K., Taylor, J., Loo, C. (2015). Comparison of the effects of transcranial random noise stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation on motor cortical excitability. The Journal of Electroconvulsive Therapy, 31(1), 67-72. https://doi.org/10.1097/YCT.0000000000000155.
  • Kennedy, D., Fitzpatrick, S., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2015). Fatigue-related firing of muscle nociceptors reduces voluntary activation of ipsilateral but not contralateral lower limb muscles. Journal of Applied Physiology, 118(4), 408-418. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00375.2014.
  • Heroux, M., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S. (2015). The Use and Abuse of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to Modulate Corticospinal Excitability in Humans. PLoS One, 10(12), e0144151. https://doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0144151.
  • Clark, B., Taylor, J., Lee Hong, S., Law, T., Russ, D. (2015). Weaker Seniors Exhibit Motor Cortex Hypoexcitability and Impairments in Voluntary Activation. Journal of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 70(9), 1112-1119. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glv030.
  • Butler, A., Lord, S., Taylor, J., Fitzpatrick, R. (2015). Ability Versus Hazard: Risk-Taking and Falls in Older People. Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 70(5), 628-634. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glu201.

Book Chapters

  • Walsh, LD., Taylor, J., Gandevia, SC. (2014). Proprioceptive mechanisms and the human hand. The Human Hand as an Inspiration for Robot Hand Development (123-141). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03017-3_6.

Journal Articles

  • Bowden, J., Taylor, J., McNulty, P. (2014). Voluntary activation is reduced in both the more- and less- affected limbs after unilateral stroke. Frontiers in Neurology, 5(Nov 2014), Article no. 239. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2014.00239.
  • Perez, M., Butler, J., Taylor, J. (2014). Modulation of transcallosal inhibition by bilateral activation of agonist and antagonist proximal arm muscles. Journal of Neurophysiology, 111(2), 405-414. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.00322.2013.
  • Player, M., Taylor, J., Weickert, C., Alonzo, A., Sachdev, P., Martin, D., Mitchell, P., Loo, C. (2014). Increase in PAS-induced neuroplasticity after a treatment course of transcranial direct current stimulation for depression. Journal of Affective Disorders, 167(1 Oct 2014), 140-147. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2014.05.063.
  • Vangsgaard, S., Taylor, J., Hansen, E., Madeleine, P. (2014). Changes in H reflex and neuromechanical properties of the trapezius muscle after 5 weeks of eccentric training: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(12), 1623-1631. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00164.2014.
  • Vangsgaard, S., Norgaard, L., Madeleine, P., Taylor, J. (2014). Crossed responses found in human trapezius muscles are not H-reflexes. Muscle and Nerve, 49(3), 362-369. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.23914.
  • Todd, G., Haberfield, M., Faulkner, P., Rae, C., Hayes, M., Wilcox, R., Taylor, J., Gandevia, S., Godau, J., Berg, D., Piguet, O., Double, K. (2014). Hand function is impaired in healthy older adults at risk of Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neural Transmission, 121(11), 1377-1386. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00702-014-1218-y.
  • Kennedy, D., McNeil, C., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2014). Fatigue-related firing of distal muscle nociceptors reduces voluntary activation of proximal muscles of the same limb. Journal of Applied Physiology, 116(4), 385-394. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01166.2013.
  • Jones, M., Booth, J., Taylor, J., Barry, B. (2014). Aerobic Training Increases Pain Tolerance in Healthy Individuals. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 46(8), 1640-1647. https://doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000273.
  • Seizova-Cajic, T., Taylor, J. (2014). Somatosensory Space Abridged: Rapid Change in Tactile Localization Using a Motion Stimulus. PLoS One, 9(3), article no. e90892. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0090892.

Journal Articles

  • Vangsgaard, S., Norgaard, L., Flaskager, B., Sogaard, K., Taylor, J., Madeleine, P. (2013). Eccentric exercise inhibits the H reflex in the middle part of the trapezius muscle. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 113(1), 77-87. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00421-012-2412-y.
  • Player, M., Taylor, J., Weickert, C., Alonzo, A., Sachdev, P., Martin, D., Mitchell, P., Loo, C. (2013). Neuroplasticity in Depressed Individuals Compared with Healthy Controls. Neuropsychopharmacology, 38(11), 2101-2108. https://doi.org/10.1038/npp.2013.126.
  • Kennedy, D., McNeil, C., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2013). Firing of antagonist small-diameter muscle afferents reduces voluntary activation and torque of elbow flexors. The Journal of Physiology, 591(14), 3591-3604. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.248559.
  • Gandevia, SC., McNeil, CJ., Carroll, TJ., Taylor, J. (2013). Twitch interpolation: Superimposed twitches decline progressively during a tetanic contraction of human adductor pollicis. Journal of Physiology, 591(5), 1373-1383. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.248989.

Journal Articles

  • Khan, S., Giesebrecht, S., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2012). Activity-dependent depression of the recurrent discharge of human motoneurones after maximal voluntary contractions. The Journal of Physiology, 590(19), 4957-4969. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2012.235697.
  • Butler, J., Peterson, N., Herbert, R., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2012). Origin of the low-level EMG during the silent period following transcranial magnetic stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123(7), 1409-1414. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2011.11.034.
  • Hudson, A., Taylor, J., Anand, A., Gandevia, S., Butler, J. (2012). Evoked corticospinal output to the human scalene muscles is altered by lung volume. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 180(2-3), 263-268. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2011.11.017.
  • Player, M., Taylor, J., Alonzo, A., Loo, C. (2012). Paired associative stimulation increases motor cortex excitability more effectively than theta-burst stimulation. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123(11), 2220-2226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2012.03.081.
  • Alonzo, A., Brassil, J., Taylor, J., Martin, D., Loo, C. (2012). Daily transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) leads to greater increases in cortical excitability than second daily transcranial direct current stimulation. Brain Stimulation, 5(3), 208-213. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2011.04.006.
  • Chipchase, L., Schabrun, S., Cohen, L., Hodges, P., Ridding, M., Rothwell, J., Taylor, J., Ziemann, U. (2012). A checklist for assessing the methodological quality of studies using transcranial magnetic stimulation to study the motor system: An international consensus study. Clinical Neurophysiology, 123(9), 1698-1704. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2012.05.003.
  • Giesebrecht, S., Van Duinen, H., Todd, G., Gandevia, S., Taylor, J. (2012). Training in a ballistic task but not a visuomotor task increases responses to stimulation of human corticospinal axons. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107(9), 2485-2492. https://doi.org/10.1152/jn.01117.2010.

Book Chapters

  • Taylor, J., Gandevia, SC. (2011). Central mechanisms limiting muscle performance in fatigue. Regulation of Fatigue in Exercise (63-78). Nova Science Publishers.

Journal Articles

  • Inui, N., Walsh, L., Taylor, J., Gandevia, SC. (2011). Dynamic changes in the perceived posture of the hand during ischaemic anaesthesia of the arm. Journal of Physiology, 589(23), 5775-5784. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2011.219949.
  • Walsh, LD., Taylor, J., Gandevia, SC. (2011). Overestimation of force during matching of externally generated forces. Journal of Physiology, 589(3), 547-557. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2010.198689.
  • Khan, SI., McNeil, CJ., Gandevia, SC., Taylor, J. (2011). Effect of experimental muscle pain on maximal voluntary activation of human biceps brachii muscle. Journal of Applied Physiology, 111(3), 743-750. https://doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.00603.2011.
  • Giesebrecht, S., Martin, PG., Gandevia, SC., Taylor, J. (2011). Altered corticospinal transmission to the hand after maximum voluntary efforts. Muscle and Nerve, 43(5), 679-687. https://doi.org/10.1002/mus.21938.
  • McNeil, CJ., Martin, PG., Gandevia, SC., Taylor, J. (2011). Long-interval intracortical inhibition in a human hand muscle. Experimental Brain Research, 209(2), 287-297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-011-2552-z.
  • Petersen, NC., Taylor, J., Murray, N., Gandevia, SC., Butler, JE. (2011). Differential effects of low-intensity motor cortical stimulation on the inspiratory activity in scalene muscles during voluntary and involuntary breathing. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology, 175(2), 265-271. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resp.2010.11.014.
  • Walsh, LD., Moseley, G., Taylor, J., Gandevia, SC. (2011). Proprioceptive signals contribute to the sense of body ownership. Journal of Physiology, 589(12), 3009-3021. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2011.204941.
  • McNeil, CJ., Giesebrecht, S., Gandevia, SC., Taylor, J. (2011). Behaviour of the motoneurone pool in a fatiguing submaximal contraction. Journal of Physiology, 589(14), 3533-3544. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2011.207191.
  • McNeil, CJ., Giesebrecht, S., Khan, SI., Gandevia, SC., Taylor, J. (2011). The reduction in human motoneurone responsiveness during muscle fatigue is not prevented by increased muscle spindle discharge. Journal of Physiology, 589(15), 3731-3738. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2011.210252.

Research Projects

  • Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund (MHRIF) 2019 (Round 23), Department of Health WA, Medical and Health Research Infrastructure, 2020 ‑ 2022, $46,465.
  • Jump-starting the spinal cord with acute intermittent hypoxia: mediators of inter-individual variability in neuroplasticity , Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Neurotrauma Research Program, 2021, $94,163.
  • A novel method to prime the spinal cord for motor rehabilitation , Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Neurotrauma Research Program, 2020 ‑ 2021, $84,835.
  • Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund 2018 (Round 22), Department of Health WA, Medical and Health Research Infrastructure, 2019 ‑ 2020, $71,480.

Research Student Supervision

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The effects of muscle fatigue and compression on in vivo gastrocnemius medialis behaviour during eccentric contractions
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Examination of the mechanisms underpinning flexibility in individuals with different plantarflexor maximum range of motion

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Neuromuscular characteristics of eccentric contractions of the knee extensors and their muscle damage profiles

Adjunct Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The role of persistent inward currents in spinal motor neurons in exercise-induced fatigue

Principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Novel Techniques to Improve Motor Function Through Induction of Synaptic Plasticity in the Human Spinal Cord
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Activity-dependent Changes in Control of Human Motoneurones
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Effects of Strength Training on the Human Corticospinal Pathway At A Spinal Level
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Contribution of Cutaneous Input To Limb Representations Underlying Conscious Perception and Action
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Control of Human Motoneurones During Voluntary Contraction and Fatigue
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Effects of Muscle Afferent Firing on Voluntary Activation of Human Muscles

Co-principal Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Mechanisms of Human Proprioception
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Exploring the Mechanisms of Exercised-Induced Hypoalgesia Using Evoked Potentials
  • Master by Research: The Influence of Training Intensity on the Analgesic Effects of Exercise
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Supraspinal Limits to Human Muscle Performance
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Neuroplasticity in the Motor Cortex in Depression
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Age, Action and Injury
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Comparison of Brain Stimulation Protocols: Motor, Blood Flow and Neuropsychological Effects

Associate Supervisor

  • Doctor of Philosophy: Neural Control of Eccentric Exercise
  • Master of Science: Motor Cortex Excitability is Modulated By Cutaneous Electrical Stimulation of the Foot Sole
  • Doctor of Philosophy: Input-Output Relations of Interactions of the Sensorimotor Pathways
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