The University of Texas at Dallas School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Sven M.O. Vanneste


Research Interests

Using advanced brain scanning, electrophysiological techniques and neuromodulation techniques to map the structure and function of the human brain.

Curriculum Vitae


Email: [email protected]
Phone: 972-883-7277
Office: BSB_14.538
Campus Mail Code: BSB 14
Website: Lab for Clinical & Integrative Neuroscience


Dr. Sven Vanneste is one of the leading researchers in the area of auditory neuroscience, tinnitus, pain, neuroimaging and electrophysiology, neuromodulation and brain stimulation. He is particularly interested in studying neurological disorders and developing novel neuromodulation treatments. By investigating the common neurophysiological mechanisms clustering groups of pathologies, Dr. Vanneste seeks to understand how the brain is involved in specific disorders. In particular, he is focusing on auditory brain disorders — research that should lead to a deeper understanding of brain function in dyslexia, aphasia, agnosia, fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain, mild cognitive impairment, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression and tinnitus. Dr. Vanneste is an honorary research professor at the University of Otago, New Zealand, and is a guest professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Ghent University, and received his PhD from Antwerp University in Belgium.

Recent and Selected Representative Publications

Recent Articles in Peer-Refereed Journals

De Ridder, D. & Vanneste, S. (2017). Occipital nerve field transcranial direct current stimulation normalizes imbalance between pain detecting and pain inhibitory pathways in fibromyalgia. Neurotherapeutics14(2):484-501.

Elgoyhen AB, Langguth B, De Ridder D, Vanneste S. (2015). Tinnitus: perspectives from human neuroimaging. Nature Review Neuroscience. 16(10):632-642.

Mohan, A. & Vanneste, S. (2017). Adaptive and maladaptive neural compensatory consequences of sensory deprivation: from a phantom percept perspective, 153, 1-17.

Vanneste, S. & De Ridder, D. (2016). Deafferentation-based pathophysiological differences in phantom sound: Tinnitus with and without hearing loss. Neuroimage, 129, 80-94.

Vanneste, S., Song, J.J. De Ridder, D. (2018). Thalamocortical dysrhythmia detected by machine learning. Nature Communication 9(1): 1-13.

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