Apr 2020: We’ve been awarded a Tripartite R01 grant jointly funded by the US National Institute of Mental Health, Science Foundation Ireland, and HSC Northern Ireland, to investigate the neural architecture of decisions abstracted from movements, in collaboration with Redmond O’Connell, KongFatt Wong-Lin, Stephan Bickel and Mike Shadlen.
Feb 2020: Simon has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award in Science. We’ll be hiring soon.
Oct 2019: Catch 3 posters from our group at this year’s Society for Neuroscience Meeting: 1st authors John Egan, Elaine Corbett and Stephan Bickel
Sep 2019: The lab welcomes new postdoc Anna Geuzebroek
Sep 2019: The lab welcomes M.E. students David Gaynor, Rose Lynch, Rachel DeKeyser and Sophie Perry, who will complete their final year thesis projects with us
Jul 2019: Isabel’s paper, “Altered dynamics of visual contextual interactions in Parkinson’s disease” is out in NPJ Parkinson’s Disease
Feb 2019: Huge congratulations to Elaine Corbett for landing a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship!
Dec 2018: Dave McGovern’s paper, “Reconciling age-related changes in behavioural and neural indices of human perceptual decision making” is out in Nature Human Behaviour
Nov 2018: Catch four posters from four PhD students in the lab at this year’s Society for Neuroscience Meeting: Kivi Afacan, Kieran Mohr, John Egan and Alexandra Martinez-Rodriguez
Nov 2018: Our new review paper with Mike Shadlen and KongFatt Wong-Lin, “Bridging Neural and Computational Viewpoints on Perceptual Decision-Making,” is just out in Trends in Neurosciences
Sep 2018: The lab welcomes Louisa Spence as a research assistant
Sep 2018: The lab welcomes M.E. students Ludovic Piret, Sai Bhanu Prasad Lingala and Niall McGovern, and B.E. student Rachel Georgel who will complete their final year thesis projects with us
Aug 2018: Natalie’s paper, “Decisions are expedited through multiple neural adjustments spanning the sensorimotor hierarchy” is just out in Nature Communications
Feb 2018: Kivi’s paper, “Dynamic interplay of value and sensory information in high-speed decision making” is just out in Current Biology.
Jan 2018: Ger’s paper, “Antagonistic interactions between microsaccades and evidence accumulation processes during decision formation” is just out in Journal of Neuroscience.
Nov 2017: Annabelle’s paper “Neural signature of value-guided sensorimotor prioritization in humans” just came out in Journal of Neuroscience.
Nov 2017: Catch two posters from the lab at Society for Neuroscience – first authors Hannah Craddock and Kivilcim Afacan-Seref.
Nov 2017: The lab welcomes Ger Loughnane as a postdoc!
Sep 2017: Welcome Alexandra Martinez-Rodriguez, new PhD student!
Sep 2017: The lab welcomes M.E. students Niamh Carr, Arjun Mukundan, Louise O’Connor, and Megan O’Brien, who will complete their thesis projects with us.
Aug 2017: Congratulations to Isabel Vanegas for successfully defending her PhD thesis “Novel Stimulation Paradigms to Study Visual Response Modulations in Health and Disease,” and thanks to her committee, Lucas Parra, Marom Bikson, Jonathan Levitt and Horacio Kaufmann.
Jul 2017: The lab welcomes Elaine Corbett as our new Postdoc!
Apr 2017: Nicolas’s paper, “A Resource for Assessing Information Processing in the Developing Brain Using EEG and Eye Tracking” has just come out in Scientific Data.
Apr 2017: Simon’s last postdoc paper, finally out! “Parietal neurons encode expected gains in instrumental information” in PNAS.
Nov 2016: Congratulations to Natalie Steinemann for successfully defending her PhD thesis “Perceptual decision making in humans: Neural correlates along the sensorimotor hierarchy,” and thanks to her committee: Lucas Parra, Marom Bikson, Jacek Dmochowski and Mike Shadlen.
Oct 2016: New paper by Gebodh, Vanegas and Kelly accepted for publication in Brain Topography: “Effects of stimulus size and contrast on the initial primary visual cortical response in humans”
Sep 2016: John Egan and Kieran Mohr start their PhDs with us – welcome!
Sep 2016: The lab welcomes M.E. students Daire Corley-Carmody, Hannah Craddock, Ronan McCormack, and Killian McManus who will conduct their final-year research projects with us for the year.
Aug 2016: Simon has been awarded a Career Development Award from Science Foundation Ireland for research on the integration of reward information into perceptual decision making.
Jul 2016: Kieran Mohr has just been awarded an IRC PhD fellowship to join the lab
Jul 2016: New paper published at The Journal of Neuroscience, “Abstract and Effector-Selective Decision Signals Exhibit Qualitatively Distinct Dynamics before Delayed Perceptual Reports”
May 2016: UCD M.E. students Lisa Sherin and Eoin Brady, and B.E. student Gavin Foran successfully defend their final project theses for research conducted in the lab
May 2016: Natalie Steinemann has just published the first paper from her PhD thesis, “Tracking neural correlates of successful learning over repeated sequence observations” in the journal NeuroImage.
Jan 2016: New paper accepted at Current Biology, Loughnane et al, “Target selection signals influence perceptual decisions by modulating the onset and rate of evidence accumulation”
Jan 2016: Postdoc Nicolas Langer has just started his own gig in University of Zurich, as an Assistant Professor
Dec 2015: Congratulations to CCNY student Nigel Gebodh for successfully defending his Masters thesis, “Characterization of the effects of stimulus size and contrast on the initial afferent response in human primary visual cortex.”
Feb 2015: Isabel Vanegas has just published her second paper in the lab, “Electrophysiological indices of surround suppression in humans,” in Journal of Neurophysiology.
Jan 2015: The lab relocated to Dublin!