Lab publications


Goddard, E., Carlson, T. A., & Woolgar, A. (2021). Spatial and feature-selective attention have distinct, interacting, effects on population-level tuning. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Lu, R., Xi, J., Zhang, X., & Shi, J. (in press). High fluid intelligence is characterized by flexible allocation of attentional resources: Evidence from EEG. Neuropsychologia.

Jackson, J. B., Feredoes, E., Rich, A., Lindner, M. & Woolgar, A. (2021). Concurrent neuroimaging and neural stimulation reveals a causal role for dlPFC in coding of task-relevant information. Nature Communications Biology


Karimi-Rouzbahani, H., Woolgar, A.*, & Rich, A.N.* (2021) Vigilance decrements in the brain: neural signatures can predict behavioural errors before they happen. *equal contribution. eLife, 10: e60563


Karimi-Rouzbahani, H., Remezani, F., Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., & Ghodrati, M. (2021). Perceptual difficulty modulates the direction of information flow in familiar face recognition. NeuroImage.

Barnes, L., Petit S., Badcock, N. & Woolgar, A., (2021) Word detection in individual subjects is difficult to probe with fast periodic visual stimulation. Frontiers in Neuroscience 15 (602798).

Scrivener, C. L. (2021). When is simultaneous recording necessary? A guide for researchers considering combined EEG-fMRI. Frontiers in Neuroscience 15 (744)

Karimi-Rouzbahani, H., Shahmohammadi, M., Vahab, E., Setayeshi, S., Carlson, T., (2021) Temporal codes provide additional category-related information in object category decoding: a systematic comparison of informative EEG features. Neural Computation 33(11):3027-3072


Moerel, D., Rich, A.N., Woolgar, A., (2021 Preprint) Selective attention and decision-making have separable neural bases in space and time eLife

Moerel, D., Grootswagers, T., Robinson, A. K., Woolgar, A., Carlson, T., & Rich, A. N. (2021 Preprint). Undivided attention: The effects of attention dissociated from decision, memory, and expectation. bioRxiv 2021.05.24.445376

Robinson, A. K., Rich, A. N., & Woolgar, A. (2021 preprint). Linking the brain with behaviour: the neural dynamics of success and failure in goal-directed behaviour. BioRxiv, 2021.05.25.445701

Scrivener, C. L., Jackson, J. B., Correia, M. M., Mada, M., & Woolgar, A. (2021 Preprint). Now you see it, now you don't: optimal parameters for interslice stimulation in concurrent TMS-fMRI. bioRxiv, 2021.2005.2028.446111. https://doi:10.1101/2021.05.28.446111

Karimi-Rouzbahani, H., Woolgar, A., Henson, R., Nili, H., (2021 Preprint) Caveats and nuances of model-based and model-free representational connectivity analysis. bioRxiv

Wisniewski, D, González-García, C., Formica, S., Woolgar, A., Brass, M., (2021 Preprint) Adaptive coding of stimulus information in human fronto-parietal cortex during visual classification


Petit, S., Badcock, N. A., Grootswagers, T., Rich, A. N., Brock, J., Nickels, L., ... & Woolgar, A. (2020). Towards an individualised neural assessment of receptive language in children. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research.

Petit, S., Badcock, N. A., & Woolgar, A. (2020). Finding Hidden Treasures: A Child-Friendly Neural Test Of Task-Following In Individuals Using Functional Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound. Neuropsychologia

Petit, S., Badcock, N. A., Grootswagers, T., & Woolgar, A. (2020).Unconstrained multivariate EEG decoding can help detect lexical-semantic processing in individual children. Nature Scientific Reports

Caruana, N., Alhasan, A., Wagner, K., Kaplan, D.M., Woolgar, A., McArthur G., (2020) The effect of non-communicative eye movements on joint attention. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology.


Weldon, K. B., Woolgar, A., Rich, A. N., & Williams, M. A. (2020). Late disruption of central visual field disrupts peripheral perception of form and color. PloS one, 15(1), e0219725.

Brown, A. C., Peters J. L., Parson C., Crewther D. P., & Crewther S. G., (2020). Efficiency in magnocellular processing: A common deficit in neurodevelopment disorders. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 00049



Weldon, K. B., Woolgar, A., Rich, A. N., & Williams, M. A. (2019). Foveal feedback supports peripheral perception of both object color and form. BioRxiv, 690305.

Woolgar, A., Dermody, N., Afshar, S., Williams, M. A., & Rich, A. N. (2019). Meaningful patterns of information in the brain revealed through analysis of errors. bioRxiv, 673681.



Woolgar, A., Duncan, J., Manes, F., & Fedorenko, E. (2018). Fluid intelligence is supported by the multiple-demand system not the language system. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(3), 200-204.

Jackson, J. B., & Woolgar, A. (2018). Adaptive coding in the human brain: Distinct object features are encoded by overlapping voxels in frontoparietal cortex. Cortex, 108, 25-34.

Caruana, N., Stieglitz Ham, H., Brock, J., Woolgar, A., Kloth, N., Palermo, R., & McArthur, G. (2018). Joint attention difficulties in autistic adults: an interactive eye-tracking study. Autism, 22(4), 502-512.

Zopf, R., Butko, M., Woolgar, A., Williams, M. A., & Rich, A. N. (2018). Representing the location of manipulable objects in shape-selective occipitotemporal cortex: Beyond retinotopic reference frames?. Cortex, 106, 132-150.



Jackson, J., Rich, A. N., Williams, M. A., & Woolgar, A. (2017). Feature-selective attention in frontoparietal cortex: multivoxel codes adjust to prioritize task-relevant information. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 29(2), 310-321.

Woolgar, A., & Zopf, R. (2017). Multisensory coding in the multiple-demand regions: vibrotactile task information is coded in frontoparietal cortex. Journal of neurophysiology, 118(2), 703-716.

Caruana, N., McArthur, G., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2017). Simulating social interactions for the experimental investigation of joint attention. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 74, 115-125.

Caruana, N., McArthur, G., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2017). Detecting communicative intent in a computerised test of joint attention. PeerJ, 5, e2899.



Goddard, E., Carlson, T. A., Dermody, N., & Woolgar, A. (2016). Representational dynamics of object recognition: Feedforward and feedback information flows. Neuroimage, 128, 385-397.

Woolgar, A., Jackson, J., & Duncan, J. (2016). Coding of visual, auditory, rule, and response information in the brain: 10 years of multivoxel pattern analysis. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 28(10), 1433-1454.

Weldon, K. B., Rich, A. N., Woolgar, A., & Williams, M. A. (2016). Disruption of foveal space impairs discrimination of peripheral objects. Frontiers in psychology, 7, 699.



Woolgar, A., Williams, M. A., & Rich, A. N. (2015). Attention enhances multi-voxel representation of novel objects in frontal, parietal and visual cortices. Neuroimage, 109, 429-437.


Woolgar, A., Afshar, S., Williams, M. A., & Rich, A. N. (2015). Flexible coding of task rules in frontoparietal cortex: an adaptive system for flexible cognitive control. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 27(10), 1895-1911.


Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2015). A frontotemporoparietal network common to initiating and responding to joint attention bids. Neuroimage, 108, 34-46.



Woolgar, A., Golland, P., & Bode, S. (2014). Coping with confounds in multivoxel pattern analysis: What should we do about reaction time differences? A comment on Todd, Nystrom & Cohen 2013. Neuroimage, 98, 506-512.

Rivolta, D., Woolgar, A., Palermo, R., Butko, M., Schmalzl, L., & Williams, M. A. (2014). Multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) reveals abnormal fMRI activity in both the “core” and “extended” face network in congenital prosopagnosia. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8, 925.



Woolgar, A., Bor, D., & Duncan, J. (2013). Global increase in task-related fronto-parietal activity after focal frontal lobe lesion. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 25(9), 1542-1552.



Woolgar, A., Hampshire, A., Thompson, R., & Duncan, J. (2011). Adaptive coding of task-relevant information in human frontoparietal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(41), 14592-14599.

Woolgar, A., Thompson, R., Bor, D., & Duncan, J. (2011). Multi-voxel coding of stimuli, rules, and responses in human frontoparietal cortex. Neuroimage, 56(2), 744-752.

Roca, M., Torralva, T., Gleichgerrcht, E., Woolgar, A., Thompson, R., Duncan, J., & Manes, F. (2011). The role of Area 10 (BA10) in human multitasking and in social cognition: a lesion study. Neuropsychologia, 49(13), 3525-3531.


Roca, M., Parr, A., Thompson, R., Woolgar, A., Torralva, T., Antoun, N., ... & Duncan, J. (2010). Executive function and fluid intelligence after frontal lobe lesions. Brain, 133(1), 234-247.

Woolgar, A., Parr, A., Cusack, R., Thompson, R., Nimmo-Smith, I., Torralva, T., ... & Duncan, J. (2010). Fluid intelligence loss linked to restricted regions of damage within frontal and parietal cortex. Proceedings of the national academy of sciences, 107(33), 14899-14902.



Duncan, J., Parr, A., Woolgar, A., Thompson, R., Bright, P., Cox, S., ... & Nimmo-Smith, I. (2008). Goal neglect and Spearman's g: competing parts of a complex task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137(1), 131.'s_g_Competing_Parts_of_a_Complex_Task/links/56c5960e08aea564e305e2db.pdf

Hogan, S., Stokes, J., White, C., Tyszkiewicz, E., & Woolgar, A. (2008). An evaluation of auditory verbal therapy using the rate of early language development as an outcome measure. Deafness & education international, 10(3), 143-167.