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Adaptive Brain Lab



Following my undergraduate degree in Psychology and Physiology, I continued for a MSc in Neuroscience and DPhil in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. I moved to Cambridge in 2015 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Dr Welchman, using combinations of EEG and brain stimulation to investigate the neural mechanisms supporting accurate perception of stereo position. I am currently funded by a Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship, for which I am working with Prof Kourtzi and Prof Gregor Thut (Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, University of Glasgow). Since 2017 I have been affiliated with St John’s College as a College Research Associate.

Outside of the lab I enjoy making things. 


Broadly, my research interests lie in understanding efficient forms of information representation for perception and perceptual choice and how this might change with time and experience. My current projects use combinations of brain stimulation and EEG to investigate how the contribution of brain wide circuits change as we learn new tasks, and how we use this knowledge to tailor interventions according to our current brain state.

Read more about Combining EEG and TMS to probe fuctional brain connectivity.


Key publications: 

[1] Michael E, de Gardelle V & Summerfield C (2015) 'Unreliable evidence: 2 sources of uncertainty during perceptual choice.' Cereb Cortex 24(4) 937-47
[2] Michael E, de Gardelle V & Summerfield C (2014) 'Priming by the variability of visual information.' PNAS 111(21) 7873-8

Research Fellow
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