Thanks for visiting and taking the time to check out my site. I’m a graduate student 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 conflict, how it responds to error and rewards, where the information goes, and at what time. We’re particularly interested in how these processes occur in a cortical microcircuit, and how information flows through the cortical layers. Feel free to give me a shout on your preferred medium (email/twitter/mail) 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
In collaboration with colleagues at Flordia International University (FIU), we are investigating the sources of error-related negativity, and how cortical microcircuits contribute to this signal.
Examining the laminar patterns of visual and conflict-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., Arranz-Paraiso, S., Busby, N., Tampin, J., Read, J.C.A & Serrano-Pedraza, I. (2018). Contrast thresholds reveal different visual masking functions in humans and praying mantises. Biology Open, 7(4).
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.
I am currently the teaching assistant on the following modules at Vanderbilt University:
From 2013 to 2017, I was a teaching assistant at Newcastle University working on the following modules: