Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow
Nick is a postdoc in the Brain & Cognition Lab, supervised by Kia Nobre.
Nick is interested in the control of working memory, and how brain oscillations may act to organize such control. He uses modelling, EEG, MEG, and fMRI to look at these questions.
After a degree in neuroscience from Columbia University in New York, Nick studied psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University, where he worked on visual attention in healthy adults and in patients with early Alzheimer’s Disease. He came to Oxford for his DPhil on the Wellcome Trust Neuroscience program, where he worked on the neural correlates of attention in short-term memory (with Kia Nobre and Mark Stokes).
Rhythmic temporal expectation boosts neural activity by increasing neural gain.
Auksztulewicz R. et al, (2019), J Neurosci
Reward Boosts Neural Coding of Task Rules to Optimize Cognitive Flexibility.
Hall-McMaster S. et al, (2019), J Neurosci, 39, 8549 - 8561
Neural markers of category-based selective working memory in aging.
Mok RM. et al, (2019), Neuroimage, 194, 163 - 173
Temporally Unconstrained Decoding Reveals Consistent but Time-Varying Stages of Stimulus Processing.
Vidaurre D. et al, (2019), Cereb Cortex, 29, 863 - 874
Benefits of flexible prioritization in working memory can arise without costs.
Myers NE. et al, (2018), J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 44, 398 - 411