Thanks for visiting - I appreciate you taking the time to check it out. It’s not much but hopefully it’ll give you an overview of what I am/have been doing.
I’m currently a first-year graduate student working in Jeff Schall’s lab at Vanderbilt University. Working alongside Amir Sajad, I’m looking at how the medial frontal cortex monitors performance - how it responds to errors, how it responds to rewards, where the information goes, and at what time. To do this, I’m using (*learning to use) a mix of electrophysiology and machine learning techniques.
When I’m not dealing with numbers from the brain, I like to look at numbers from sport. Big follower of Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears and the infamously average Newcastle United. Hoping to pick up a bit more sports-analytic related work in my spare time in the not too distant future!
Anyways, thanks again and feel free to give me a shout on your preferred medium (email/twitter/mail/owl) if you have any questions or queries, or if there is anything I can help out with.
PhD Psychological Science (Cognitive Neuroscience), 2022
MRes Neuroscience, 2014
BSc (Hons) Psychology, 2013
Examining the laminar patterns of conflict-related activity within the SEF.
Examining the similarity in patterns of error-related activity within the SEF.
Using statistical learning techniques to classify spikes and local field potentials.
Tarawneh, G., Nityananda, V., Rosner, R., Errington, S.P, Herbert, W., Cumming, B. G., Read, J.C.A & Serrano-Pedraza, I. (2017). Invisible noise obscures visible signal in insect motion detection. Scientific Reports, 7.
Nityananda, V., Tarawneh, G., Errington, S.P., Serrano-Pedraza, I., & Read, J. C. A. (2017). The optomotor response of the praying mantis is driven predominantly by the central visual field. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. Online, 1-11.
McNally, R. J., Basta, N. O., Errington, S., James, P. W., Norman, P. D., Hale, J. P., & Pearce, M. S. (2015). Socioeconomic patterning in the incidence and survival of teenage and young adult men aged between 15 and 24 years diagnosed with non–seminoma testicular cancer in northern England. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 33 (12), 506-509.
Schmidt, K. J., Cowen, P., Harmer, C.J., Tzortzis, G., Errington, S. P., & Burnet, P. W. J. (2015). Prebiotic intake reduces the waking cortisol response and alters emotional bias in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 1(19).
McNally, R. J., Basta, N. O., Errington, S., James, P. W., Norman, P. D., & Craft, A. W. (2014). Socioeconomic Patterning in the Incidence and Survival of Children and Young People Diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma in Northern England. Journal of Investigative Dermatology, 134(11), 2703-2708.
From 2013 to 2017, I was a teaching assistant at Newcastle University working on the following modules:
From 2018, I will taking up a teaching assistantship in the Department of Psychology at Vanderbilt University.