I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Edinburgh, working with Dr Ed Silson on the role of visual field maps in complex visual processing. My general interests are in visual attention, visual cortex organisation, and cognitive control.
More specifically, I am interested in the neural mechanisms that determine which stimuli from our environment reach our awareness, and the role of feedforward/feedback communication between brain areas in support of this process. I am also interested in multimodal neuroimaging and method development, including multivariate approaches for MRI/MEG analysis.
For my first postdoctoral position, I worked with Dr Alex Woolgar at the MRC Congition and Brain Sciences Unit at the University of Cambridge. We set up combined TMS-fMRI in the unit, and optimised the recording parameters for future cognitive experiments. Following this, I used TMS-fMRI to investigate the top-down role of the intraparietal sulcus on processing in the visual cortex.
I completed a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Reading in the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics. There I used simultaneous EEG-fMRI to measure change detection and visual awareness.
You can view my full CV here.
People often enquire about the origins of my name. My forename is Scottish, and my surname comes from the Latin 'scribo' or 'scribere', meaning to write!