Medial frontal cortex as a source of error-related negativity

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.

Microcircuitry of conflict and visual Processing in the SEF

Examining the laminar patterns of visual and conflict-related activity within the SEF.

Predicting performance-related responses from electrophysiological signals

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:

  • PSY3750: Perception, Lead: Professor Alex Maier.
    • Office Hours in WH633:
      • Monday, 9am to 10.30am
      • Tuesday, 2.30pm to 3.30pm

From 2013 to 2017, I was a teaching assistant at Newcastle University working on the following modules:

  • PSY1010: Research Methods and Skills 1
  • PSY1011: Research Methods and Skills 2
  • PSY2009: Methods in Psychology