Lab publications


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).

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


Karimi-Rouzbahani, H., Shahmohammadi, M., Vahab, E., Setayeshi, S., Carlson, T., (2020 Preprint) Temporal codes provide additional category-related information in object category decoding: a systematic comparison of informative EEG features.


Karimi-Rouzbahani, H., Woolgar, A., & Rich, A.N. (2020 Preprint) Vigilance decrements in the brain: neural signatures can predict behavioural errors before they happen.

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

Jackson, J. B., Feredoes, E., Rich, A., Lindner, M. & Woolgar, A. (2020). Concurrent neuroimaging and neural stimulation reveals a causal role for dlPFC in coding of task-relevant information. BioRxiv, 054742


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.

Goddard, E., Carlson, T. A., & Woolgar, A. (2019). Spatial and feature-selective attention have distinct effects on population-level tuning. bioRxiv, 530352.

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.

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