Marco Fuscà, PhD


Office#: 2.050 (find directions here)

Tel#: +43 662 8044 5161

email: marco.fusca (at)



Research Interests:

  • State-of-the-art approaches in Brain Imaging Analysis and Methods
  • Noninvasisve neuroelectrophysiology (MEG, EEG) and multimodal combination with neurostimulation (tCS, TMS)
  • Computational Models of Complex Systems, Multi-scale Brain Networks and Connectivity
  • High-Level Cognitive Processes such as Consciousness, Cognitive Control and Decision-Making



  • Fuscà, Marco; Neuling, Toralf; Ruhnau, Philipp; Weisz, Nathan (2018) Local network-level integration mediates effects of transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation. Brain Connectivity, 8(4), 212-219. DOI: 10.1101/216176

  • Ruhnau, Philipp; Neuling, Toralf; Fuscà, Marco; Herrmann, Christoph S.; Demarchi, Gianpaolo; Weisz, Nathan (2016) Eyes wide shut: Transcranial alternating current stimulation drives alpha rhythm in a state dependent manner Scientific Reports, 6, 27138. DOI: 10.1038/srep27138

  • Gregory, Sarah; Fuscà, Marco; Rees, Geraint; Schwarzkopf, D. Samuel; Barnes, Gareth (2016) Gamma frequency and the spatial tuning of primary visual cortex Plos One 11(6), e0157374. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0157374

  • Neuling, Toralf; Ruhnau, Philipp; Fuscà, Marco; Demarchi, Gianpaolo; Herrmann, Christoph S.; Weisz, Nathan (2015) Friends, not foes: Magnetoencephalography as a tool to uncover brain dynamics during transcranial alternating current stimulation NeuroImage 118, 406-413. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.06.026

Conferences and Posters:

  • BioMag 2016 Poster Presentation, Seoul, South Korea October 2016
    20th International Conference. Poster title: ‘Online State-Dependent Effects of tACS’
  • Model-Based Neuroscience Summer School / Poster Presentation, Amsterdam, NL July 2016
    3rd Summer School in Model-Based Neuroscience. Poster title: ‘Rapid Auditory Categorization in the right Parietal lobe’
  • International Brain Stimulation Conference Poster Presentation, Singapore March 2015
    1st International Elsevier Brain Stimulation Conference. Poster title: ‘Brain Modulation during transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation recorded with Magnetoencephalography’
  • BioMag 2014 Poster Presentation, Halifax, NS, Canada August 2014
    9th International Conference on Biomagnetism. Poster title: ‘Abstract Auditory Categorical Representations and Domain-General Decision Making: a Multivariate MEG study’


  • Doctoral Degree, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Trento, Trento, Italy 10/2014 - 03/2018
    Three-year integrated program of research, instruction, and professional development in Cognitive Neuroscience based in the CIMeC - Center for Mind&Brain Sciences; Supervisor: Weisz, N. Overall class grade: cum laude
  • Master Degree, Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Trento, Trento, Italy 09/2011 - 12/2013
    Two-year research-focused Master's course in Cognitive Neuroscience in English; Supervisor: Schwarzbach, J.V.; Overall class grade: 110 (out of 110) cum laude (Best CIMeC Graduate 2013)
  • LLP Erasmus Study, Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, London, UK   01/2013 - 07/2013
    Full time Affiliate Graduate student in a 6 month programme at UCL, Psychology and Language Sciences Division. Consists of a MSc taught module and an internship project; Project Supervisors: Schwarzkopf, S.D.; Barnes, G.R.; Rees, G.
  • Bachelor's Degree, Cognitive Psychology, University “La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy 09/2008 - 07/2011
    Three-year Laurea in Psychological sciences and techniques for the analysis and the clinical evaluation of cognitive processes at the Medicine and Psychology Faculty; Overall class grade: 110 (out of 110) cum laude