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Daniela Gresch

DPhil Candidate

  • Brain & Cognition Lab (Nobre Lab)

I am a DPhil student in the Brain & Cognition Lab under the supervision of Kia Nobre, Sage Boettcher, and Freek van Ede.

The overall goal of my DPhil is to break new ground by investigating the dynamic interplay between perception and memory, which I have planned to achieve via two complementary lines of research. The goal of the first line of research is to investigate attentional effects across domains, that is, how manipulations of internal attention (i.e., attention to memory contents) can influence external attention (i.e., attention to sensory contents) and vice versa. The second line of research aims to uncover the effects of shifting attention within versus between perception and memory. To achieve these goals, I employ a combination of behavioural methods, eye tracking, and neurophysiological tools such as EEG and MEG

I hope that my research will inform us further about the workings and quality of human cognition, while simultaneously incorporating real-world complexities. Ultimately, investigating basic mechanisms underlying attention and memory may help explain deficits in adaptive behaviour in psychological, psychiatric, and neurological conditions.

I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt where I worked as a research assistant in Melissa Võ’s Scene Grammar Lab. Prior to starting my DPhil, I completed a MSc in Neuro-cognitive Psychology at LMU Munich. During my master studies I was engaged in research at the Visual Attention Lab at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (Jeremy Wolfe), the Department of Experimental Psychology at LMU Munich (Heiner Deubel), and the Brain & Cognition Lab at the University of Oxford (Kia Nobre).

I am involved in the Graduate Joint Consultive Committee, which provides a forum for discussion between students and staff at the Department of Experimental Psychology.

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