Marion is a postdoctoral researcher interested in the application of Brain Computer Interfaces to understand basic and oscillatory mechanisms of the brain. Currently she is utilizing rapid flickering of visual stimuli called frequency-tagging in combination with electrophysiological measurements to track visual processing under differing levels and attention, shifts of attention in space and cross-modal interferences.
Vincent is a postdoctoral researcher on the ESRC funded Bilingualism and Individual Differences (BID) project. His research focuses on how bilingualism affects brain structure and function. He is specifically interested in how different aspects of bilingual language experience (e.g. duration of use of a second language, intensity of use, etc.) relate to adaptations in brain structure, function, and several cognitive processes. He is also interested in how these neural and cognitive adaptations dynamically shift over time and/or with any changes to patterns of language use. He uses a combination of methods (behavioural and brain imaging) to examine this.
Rachel is a doctoral researcher, funded by the ESRC, studying anomalous perceptual experiences and aberrant processing in psychologically-healthy populations. She is currently using brain-stimulation (tDCS) and –recording (EEG) techniques to investigate how cortical hyperexcitability in the visual association and auditory cortices can influence predisposition to hallucinations and associated distortions of consciousness. Rachel is also interested in continuum models of experience (such as the psychosis continuum), the cortical excitation/inhibition balance, Bayesian models/inference and predictive coding, cognitive philosophy, psychiatry, and mental health.
Sophie Hardy (University of Birmingham)
Sophie's PhD research, funded by the ESRC, focuses on changes in language processing with age. She uses different behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, such as MEG, to investigate age-related changes in syntactic and lexical processing. For more information on Sophie's research, publications and outreach activities, visit: sophiehardy.co.uk
Eszter Toth (co-supervised with Jane Raymond, University of Birmingham)
Eszter Toth is a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Her project focuses on the effects of the environment on cognition. She uses behavioural and neuroimaging techniques, such as EEG, to investigate the effects of nature and cities on face processing. She is also interested in how urban vs rural upbringing affect error processing.
Roksana Markiewicz (co-supervised with Katrien Segaert, University of Birmingham)
Roksana Markiewicz is a PhD candidate in the School of Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Her project focuses on examining the nature of the neurobiological processes involved in cooperative success and how these processes are modulated by empathy. Roksana is using EEG hyper-scanning to map the information flow from one brain to another (i.e. brain-to-brain synchrony) during verbal and non-verbal cooperative tasks. Roksana is funded by a Hillary Green PhD studentship.
Chun Yuen Fong (University of Birmingham)
Emma Staley (University of Birmingham)
Katrin Bangel (University of Amsterdam)
Charlotte Poulisse (co-supervised with Katrien Segaert, University of Birmingham)
Leonie Balter (co-supervised with Jane Raymond, University of Birmingham)