Alumni

Postdoctoral Fellows

Eva Zita Patai
2014-2016
Funded by NIHR programme grant.
B&C research: Developing sensitive cognitive tests to track cognitive decline in ageing.
Current position: Post-doctoral fellow, Spatial Cognition Group, University College London.
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Natalie Nelissen
2014-2016
Funded by Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.
B&C research: Measuring changes in high-level regulatory cognitive functions associated with mood instability in bipolar disorder.

Adam Baker
2014-2016
Funded by Wellcome Trust Strategic Award.
B&C research: Characterising the temporal dynamics of neural oscillations that underlie resting state networks.

Susannah Murphy
2012-2015
Funded by NIHR programme grant.
B&C research: Affective and cognitive neuroscience in ageing
Current position: Senior Research Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
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Ian Gould
2012-2013
Funded by Wellcome Trust project grant.
B&C research: Temporal attention with magnetoencephalography (MEG).

Gustavo Rohenkohl
2010-2014
Funded by Wellcome Trust project grant.
B&C research: The influence of temporal expectations on perception and action.
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Frankfurt, Germany.
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Valentin Wyart
2009-2011
Funded by Fyssen Foundation.
B&C research: The neural and computational substrates of visual perception.
Current position: Principal Investigator, Laboratoire de Neurosciences Cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.

Bo-Cheng Kuo
2009-2011
Funded by Wellcome Trust project grant.
B&C research: Orienting Attention based on Memory.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, National Taiwan University.
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Sonia Doallo
2007-2009
Funded by Xunta de Galicia.
B&C research: Role of reward and emotion in potentiating memory-guided orienting of attention.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Santiago de Compostela.
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Mark Stokes
2007-2011
Funded by Junior Research Fellowship, St John’s College.
B&C research: Proactive attention and working memory.
Current positions: Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
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Tamara Cristescu
2006-2007
Funded by BBSRC cooperative grant.
B&C research: Emotional consequences of attention.

Maria Ruz
2005-2008
Funded by Junior Research Fellowship, New College.
B&C research: Orienting attention to linguistic attributes and social neuroscience.
Current position: Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow, University of Granada, Spain.
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Jöran Lepsien
2005-2008
Funded by James S McDonnell Foundation 21st Century Research Award.
B&C research: Orienting attention in working memory.
Current position: Scientific Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.
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Angel Correa
2005-2007
Funded by Ministero de Educacion y Ciencia, Spain.
B&C research: Temporal attention to moving objects.
Current position: Associate professor, University of Granada, Spain.
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Laetitia Silvert
2003-2006
Funded by BBSRC cooperative grant.
B&C research: Interactions between emotion and attention.
Current position: Assistant Professor, Blaise Pascal University, Clermont-Ferrand, France.

Caroline Brown
2000-2001
Funded by Wellcome Trust project grant.
B&C research:
Current position: Senior Lecturer & Associate Fellow Teaching and Learning at the Department of Psychology of the University of the West of England, Bristol (UWE).
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Heather Jordan
2000-2001
Funded by Wellcome Trust project grant.
B&C research: Examining the temporal dynamics that mediate object-based attention.
Current position: Sessional Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Canada.
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Glenn Wylie
1999-2000
Funded by Oxford pump-priming grant.
B&C research: Neural mechanisms.
Current position: Associate Director of Neuroscience, Kessler Foundation.
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Susan Rossell
1998-2000
Funded by Wellcome Trust project grant.
B&C research: Neural representations in language.
Current position: Senior Research Fellow at Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Laboratory, Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
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Anling Rao
1998-2009
Funded by MRC ROPA award, JSMF collaborative grant, GSK, Unilever.
B&C research: Reorganisation of perceptual and cognitive functions following focal lesions to the brain.

Carlo Miniussi
1997-1999
Funded by Wellcome Trust project grant.
B&C research: Spatial and temporal orienting of attention.
Current positions: Director, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, University of Trento.
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Edward Wilding
1995-1998
Funded by Oxford McDonnell Network for Cognitive Neuroscience.
B&C research: Long-term memory retrieval and retrieval control.
Current positions: Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for the Graduate School and Research Career Development, Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham.
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Doctoral Students

Malcolm Proudfoot
2013-2016
Supported by Wellcome Research Training Fellowship.
Thesis: The Cerebral Signature of Motor Neuron Disease: A Combined MEG and MRI Study across Symptomatic Phenotypes and Pre-Symptomatic Gene Carriers (co-supervised by Martin Turner, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences).

Joshua Chauvin
2012-2016
Supported by Rhodes Scholarship.
Thesis: Temporal Expectations in Healthy Ageing and Neurological Disorders (co-supervised by Céline Gillebert).

Robert Mok
2012-2016
Supported by NIHR.
Thesis: Working Memory in Healthy Ageing.
Current position: Postdoctoral Investigator, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.
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Theresa Wildegger
2012-2016
Supported by Departmental Scholarship.
Thesis: Biases in Information Processing Across Perception and Working Memory (co-supervised by Glyn Humphreys).
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London.
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Paul Greig
2012-2015
Thesis: Perceptual Error in Medical Practice (co-supervised by Helen Higham, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences).

Lalitha Iyadurai
2012-2015
Supported by NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship.
Thesis: Clinical Translation of a Simple Cognitive Task to Reduce the Occurrence of Intrusive Memories after a Psychological Trauma (co-supervised by Emily Holmes and John Geddes).
Current position: Research Clinical Psychologist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
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Nick Myers
2011-2015
Supported by Wellcome Trust studentship.
Thesis: The Role of Cortical Oscillations in the Control and Protection of Visual Short-Term Memory (co-supervised by Mark Stokes).
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Brain and Cognition Lab.
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Kathryn Atherton
2010-2014
Supported by Wellcome Trust studentship.
Thesis: Accelerated long-term forgetting (ALF) and the role of sleep in memory consolidation (co-supervised by Chris Butler).
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford.
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George Wallis
2010-2014
Supported by Wellcome Trust studentship.
Thesis:  Selection mechanisms for working memory (co-supervised by Mark Stokes).

Helena Cousijn
2010-2013
Supported by Wellcome Trust studentship.
Thesis: Expression and neural correlates of schizophrenia risk gene ZNF804A (co-supervised by Paul Harrison).
Current position: Senior Project Manager, Elsevier.

Riam Kanso
2009-2012
Supported by Clarendon Foundation.
Thesis: The effect of interpersonal power on cognitive processing: A behavioural and neural perspective (co-supervised by Miles Hewstone).
Current position: Research Associate & Policy Advisor, Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network, University College London.
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Eva Zita Patai
2008-2012
Thesis: How memories facilitate perception in the human brain.
Current position: Postdoctoral fellow, Spatial Cognition Group, University College London.
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Alexandra Murray
2008-2012
Supported by Commonwealth Scholarship.
Thesis: The capacity and precision of visual short-term memory (co-supervised by Mark Stokes).

Ian Gould
2008-2012
Supported by Wellcome Trust studentship.
Thesis: Electrophysiological indices of graded attentional and decision-making processes (co-supervised by Matthew Rushworth).

Stephanie Baines
2007-2011
Supported by Clarendon Foundation.
Thesis: The modulation of information processing by reward expectation and spatial attention.

Gustavo Rohenkohl
2007-2010
Supported by Programme Alban
Thesis: Temporal orienting in the human brain: neural mechanisms of control and modulation
Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ernst Strüngmann Institute for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society, Frankfurt, Germany.
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Jenia Lazarova
2004-2008
Supported by Clarendon Foundation.
Thesis: Perceptual and semantic components of object representation in the brain.

Ciro Morgese
2003-2007
Supported by James F McDonnell Foundation.
Thesis: Binding associative features in the human brain.

Jill O’Reilly
2003-2007
Supported by Wellcome Trust studentship.
Thesis: The neural mechanisms of temporal processing.
Current position: Associate Professor, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
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Jennifer Summerfield
2003-2006
Supported by Medical Research Council studentship.
Thesis: Orienting attention based on long-term memory experience in the human brain.
Current position: Head of Sensory Neuroscience, Givaudan.

Tamara Cristescu
2002-2006
Supported by Clarendon Foundation.
Thesis: Attention orienting in the human brain: Attention orienting to semantic categories.

Patricia Gough
2002-2006
Supported by Unilever
Thesis: The Role of inferior prefrontal and premotor areas in language processing (co-supervised by Joe Devlin).
Current position: Lecturer at Maynooth University, Maynooth, Ireland.
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Paul Taylor
2002-2006
Supported by Wellcome Trust studentship
Thesis: Endogenous and exogenous orienting of visuo-spatial attention – Neural systems and dynamics (co-supervised by Matthew Rushworth)
Current position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Ludwig-Maximilans University, Munich, Germany.
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Jonas Vibell
2002-2006
Supported by Medical Research Council studentship.
Thesis: Visuo-tactile spatial attention (co-supervised by Charles Spence).
Current position: Affiliate Graduate Faculty and Head of the Brain and Behaviour Lab, University of Hawaii, Manoa.
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Pamela Walker
2002-2005
Supported from Oxford Research Development Fund.
Thesis: Interracial face recognition (co-supervised by Miles Hewstone).
Current position: Director, Head of Health at Incite.

Ivan Griffin
1999-2002
Supported by Medical Research Council studentship.
Thesis: Attentional orienting in the human brain.
Current position: Board Memeber at Sirigen.

Gillian Sebestyen
1994-1998
Supported by BBSRC grant.
Thesis: Shifting attention based upon perceptual or linguistic information: behavioural and electrophysiological studies.
Current position: Senior Lecturer, University of Westminster.
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MSc Students

Nora Rouast
2014-2015
MSc in Psychological Research.
Project: Contextual Inhibition in Long-Term Memory and its Effects on Spatial Attention.
Current position: DPhil Student at the Brain and Cognition Lab.
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Alkistis Stavropoulou-Del
2014-2015
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project:  Multivariate Pattern Analysis of grey matter structure in drug-naïve young Bipolar patients.

Julian de Freitas
2013-2015
MSc by Research, supported by Rhodes scholarship.
Thesis: Dynamic feature tracking (co-supervised by Glyn Humphreys)
Current position: PhD Student at Harvard University, USA.
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Maggie Jiang
2012-2013
MSc in Psychological Research.
Project: An Investigation of the Role of Reactivations During Slow Wave Sleep in the Facilitation of Memory Integration.

Joshua Chauvin
2011-2012
MSc in Psychological Research.
Project: The visual binding problem and the effects of orienting attenional cues in visual short-term memory.
Current position: DPhil Student at the Brain and Cognition Lab.
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Nick Myers
2010-2011
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Long-term memory guides attention and Perception.
Current position: Postdoctoral researcher at the Brain and Cognition Lab.
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Maureen Turner
2010-2011
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Spatial and temporal expectations in visual attention.

Martin Westerberg
2009-2010
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Comparative study of attention and visual short term memory in human visual cortex.

Ana Saraiva
2008-2009
MSc in Psychological Research.
Project: The role of the frontoparietal cortex in visual mental imagery.
Current position: PhD Student, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, University College London.
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Riam Kanso
2008-2009
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Shifting spatial attention: a multimodal EEG and fMRI study.
Current position: Research Associate and Policy Advisor, Computational Life and Medical Sciences Network, University College London.
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Rachel Denison
2006-2007
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Reward expectations.
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, New York University.
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Kerri Smith
2004-2005
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: The role of Broca’s area in phonology, semantics and grammar.
Current position: Podcast Editor, Nature.
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Tim Preston
2004-2005
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Spatial orienting of attention to words and faces.

Joanna Doherty
2002-2003
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Comparison of spatial and temporal attention using event-related potentials.

Burkhard Niewohner
2002-2003
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Modulation of memory retrieval by attentional orienting to internal representations: an fMRI study.

Kathy King
2002-2003
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Comparing semantic and phonological priming with event-related potentials.

Tamara Cristescu
2001-2002
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Orienting attention to semantic categories or spatial locations: an fMRI study.

Alex Weir
2000-2001
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: An event-related potential study of visual-tactile intermodal attention.

Hendrikje Nienborg
1999-2000
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Feature selective attention independent of location- and object-based selection.

Ivan Griffin
1998-1999
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: Attention to space and time: direct electrophysiological comparisons.

Claire Prince
1996-1997
MSc in Neuroscience.
Project: An ERP study of temporal attention.

Nell Breyer
1995-1996
MSc by Research.
MSc Thesis: Neurophysiological studies of semantic organisation in the human brain.

Undergraduate Project Students

Sarah Atayero
2015-2016
Research Project: Investigating the Precision of Working Memory Recall Using a Novel Whole Report Method.

Elizabeth MacKenzie
2015-2016.
Research Project: The effect of emotional material on the contextual cueing effect.

Lucy Wright
2015-2016
Research Project: Training Cognitive Abilities in the Elderly: Differential Patterns of Improvement With Action and Strategy Videogames.

James Baker
2014-2015
Research Project: Perceptual and motor working memory.

Jessica Bone
2014-2015
Research Project: Investigating attentional vigilance to emotion using a novel, ecologically valid measure.

Sammi Chekroud
2014-2015
Research Project: Investigating the flexible allocation of attention to items within working memory.
Current position: Research Assistant at the Brain and Cognition Lab.
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Zuzanna Bien
2014-2015
Independent Research Project

Adam Chekroud
2012-2013
Research Project: Spatio-temporal orienting of attention from memory.
Current position: PhD Student, Yale University, USA.
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Jessica Gaunt
2012-2013
Research Project: How temporal and reward expectations guide behaviour.
Current position: PhD Student, University of Bristol.
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James Poston
2012-2013
Research Project: Memory-based orienting of attention in ageing.

Lena Walther
2011-2013
Funded by Wellcome Summer Studentship: Spatial attention in perception and memory.
Independent Research Project: The role of neural oscillations in working memory.

Katrina Quinn
2011-2012
Research Project: The Role of Rhythmic Temporal Expectations in Entraining Neuronal Oscillations.

Rasool Somji
2011-2012
Research Project: Power manipulation and information processing in social dyads.

Jonathan Turnbull
2011-2012
Research Project: Goals and Expectations in Visual Attention.

Laura Turner
2011-2012
Research Project: Modulation of visual activity by feature-based attention and temporal expectation.

Monika Waszczuk
2010-2011
Independent Research Project: The role of power in attention and memory

Erin Hawkins
2010-2011
Independent Research Project: The role of power in attention and memory.

Alice Buckley
2010-2011
Research Project: Differential contribution of magnocellular and parvocellular signals in memory biases to perception.

Emma Holmes
2010-2011
Research Project: Temporal expectations modulate early auditory perception.

Ian Clark
2009-2010
Research Project: Flexible attention and visual short-term memory: can attention affect the accuracy of visual working memory?

Stavros Orfanos
2009-2010
Research Project: Neural Mechanisms of Exogenous Temporal Expectations: a new paradigm investigating its synergy with spatial and motor orienting.

Kathryn Atherton
2007-2008
Research Project: Identifying the neural systems that mediate the orienting of attention based on long-term memory.

Helen Ramsden
2007-2008
Research Project: The role of working memory in long-term memory guided attentional orienting.

Jonny Hazell
2006-2007
Research Project: The influence of attentional demands on emotional facial expression processing: an ERP investigation.

Rozelle Kane
2006-2007
Research Project: Building expectations about time, space or their combination: perceptual modulations as revealed by behavioural and electrophysiological methods.

Guy Ohringer
2006-2007
Research Project: Stimulus contrast effects in the P300: Implications for BCI.

Ian Thornton
2006-2007
Research Project: Orienting attention in working memory: interactions between attentional focus and working memory.

Jack Woods
2006-2007
Research Project: How memory guides attention: learned contextual and locational information are both used to direct attention to targets in real-world scenes.

Nicola Garside
2005-2006
Research Project: The use of long-term memory in the guidance of attention: and ERP investigation.

Ed Cooke
2004-2005
Research Project: Motion in metaphor: does abstract thought piggy-backed on imagined action?
Current position: Founder of Memrise.
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Morag Brothwell
2003-2004
Research Project: Orienting spatial attention within working memory: an investigation with fMRI.

Jamie Dawson
2002-2003
Research Project: Does implicit memory for new associations exit? Evidence from a lexical-decision task.

James Fullerton
2002-2003
Research Project: Orienting attention to mental representations of naturalistic scenes.

Matt Hilton
2002-2003
Research Project: Selective attention effects in a novel semantic priming task.

Helen Scrutton
2002-2003
Research Project: Modulation of event-related brain potentials by semantic and phonological priming.

David Rawlins
2001-2002
Research Project: MDMA causes verbal, but not non-verbal, memory impairment at both chronic and acute stages.

Natalie Voets
2001-2002
Research Project: Change detection: a role for implicit information processing?
Current position: Research Fellow, FMRIB, University of Oxford.
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Nora Wredenhagen
2001-2002
Research Project: Neural correlates of executive control deficit in depression: an ERP study of Stroop colour word task performance.

Rebecca Saxe
1999-2001
Research Project: Selective attention to features: behavioural and ERP evidence.
Current position: Principal Investigator, Saxelab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
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Alex Weston-Underwood
1997-1998
Research Project: An investigation into the effects of spatial location on measures of implicit and explicit memory.

Anna Wignall
1997-1998
Research Project: Assessment of the correspondence between the effects of contextual reinstatement on subjective and objective measures of memory for previously studied items.

Alistair Craig
1997-1998
Research Project: Selective attention to temporal intervals: is reaction time to a stimulus lowered by temporally predictive pretrial cues?

Johnny Eriksen
1996-1997
Research Project: An analysis of the process-dissociation procedure on tests of recognition memory.

Research Assistants

Tayla McCloud
2014-2015
Funded by NIHR programme grant.
Current position: Research Assistant, University College London.

Rhiannon Thompson
2014-2015

Clare O’Donoghue
2012-2014
Current position: DPhil Student, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford.
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Clare Palmer
2012-2014
Current position: PhD Student, Kilner Lab, University College London.
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Erin Drazich
2012-2013

Visitors

Maggie Pecsok
2016
Princeton University, undergraduate student.

Marcel Niklaus
2015-2016
University of Zurich, postgraduate student.

Gerardo Salvato
2014-2015
University of Milan, postgraduate student.

Nick Morley
2013-2014
University of Nottingham, undergraduate student.

Stefania Pezolli
2013-2014
Univeristy of Padova, undergraduate student.

Gabi Waldhof
2013-2014
University College London, Masters student.

Jéssica Pessoa
2012-2013
University of Natal, Brazil, undergraduate student.

Craig Arnold
2011-2012
University of Durham, undergraduate student.

Natalie Gottlieb
2011-2012
McGill University, Canada, undergraduate student.

Tzu-Yu Hsu
2011-2012
National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, postdoctoral fellow.

Chi-Hung Juan
2011-2012
National Central University, Taiwan, associate professor.

Sewa Marchenko
2011-2012
University of Heidelberg, undergraduate student, funded by Erasmus.

Robert Schnürch
2010-2011
University of Dusseldorf, undergraduate student.

Gordon Shepherd
2009-2010
Yale University, Professor of Neurobiology.

André Mascioli Cravo
2009-2010
University of São Paulo, Brazil, graduate student.

Anna Dal Molin
2008-2009
University of Verona, Italy, graduate student.

Bo-Cheng Kuo
2007-2008
National Taiwan University, graduate student.

Daniel Adrover-Roig
2007-2008
University of the Balearic Islands, graduate student.

Debora Brignani
2006-2007
University of Brescia, Italy, postdoctoral fellow, Funded by Italian Government.

Mariagrazia Capizzi
2006-2007
University of Palermo, undergraduate student.

Emily Rogalski
2006-2007
Northwestern University , graduate student.

Katharine McCarthy
2005-2006
Emory University, Virginia, USA, undergraduate student.

David Melcher
2004-2006
Oxford Brooks University, Reader.

Gabriela Hayes
2004-2005
Wellesley College, undergraduate student.

Stefano Sdoia
2004-2005
University of Rome, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy, graduate student.

Greg Walker
2004-2005
Williams College, Williamstown MA, USA, undergraduate student.

Corinna Klinge
2003-2004
University of Göttingen, Germany, undergraduate student.

Angel Correa
2002-2003
University of Granada, Spain, graduate student.

Cristin Welle
2002-2003
William and Mary University, Virginia, USA, undergraduate student.

Jenia Lazarova
2001-2002
Whittier College, California, USA, undergraduate student.

Carlo Miniussi
1997-1998
University of Verona, Italy, graduate student.

Desiree Gonzalo
1996-1997
University College London, MSc by Research.