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Nir Shalev

Postdoctoral Researcher


I am a postdoctoral fellow working in the Brain and Cognition Lab (Kia Nobre), and I am funded by the Wellcome Trust. My current research is focused on cognitive arousal and how it is influenced by varying levels of temporal uncertainty. I am also conducting a series of studies that aim to identify potential links between temporal expectations and our ability to exert cognitive control. In these studies, I investigate our ability to ignore interfering stimuli and to inhibit automatic responses to highly predictable events. My studies could be highly relevant for understanding the underlying mechanisms of attention impairments and difficulties, and for improving methods of cognitive assessment and intervention. I have finished my doctorate Oxford’s Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre, working with Kia Nobre, Glyn Humphreys, and Nele Demeyere. Before moving to Oxford, I have obtained two master’s degrees: in Cognitive Psychology and in Special Education and Learning Disabilities.

I care about several broader questions in cognitive sciences, such as the challenge of translating theoretical findings into clinical practices, and the way in which neuroscience can contribute to education and the enhancement of cognitive well-being.