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Michael Clayton

Attention & Cognitive Control Lab (Yeung Lab)


My research focuses on sustained attention (otherwise known as concentration, or vigilance). More specifically, I am interested in the role of neural oscillations in this cognitive processes (e.g. theta rhythms over frontal cortex, or alpha rhythms over occipto-parietal cortex). With funding from the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DTSL), my aim is to develop novel methods for the measurement and enhancement of sustained attention through the use of electro-encephalography (EEG) and transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS).


I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Exeter. During this time, I worked as an intern with the Cognitive Research Group - studying task switching and procedural working memory with EEG and eye tracking. I also worked as an intern at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in London - investigating the role of multi-sensory processing in somatosensory perception.

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