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Dr. Marta I. Garrido (lab alumnus)

Position: Former Research Fellow (2013-2015)

Marta left us in January 2016 to establish her own lab at QBI.

For a link to Marta's personal webpage, go to

Research while in the Mattingley Lab

I am a neuroscientist interested in the brain mechanisms and the connectivity underpinnings of perception. In particular, I am interested in how we learn and detect irregularities in environmental statistics. To address these questions I use magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysics, and computational modelling.

Research interests
  • Learning and perception
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Computational psychiatry
  • Brain connectivity

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For a full and up-to-date publications list, go to and click on the "Publications" tab.

M.I. Garrido, G.R. Barnes, D. Kumaran, E.A. Maguire, R.J. Dolan (2015). Ventromedial prefrontal cortex drives hippocampal theta oscillations induced by mismatch computations. NeuroImage EPub ahead of print. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.07.016

M.M. Garvert, K.J. Friston, R.J. Dolan, M.I. Garrido (2014). Subcortical amygdala pathway enables rapid visual information processing. NeuroImage, 15, 309-316.

M. Dietz, K.J. Friston, J.B. Mattingley, A. Roepstorff, M.I. Garrido (2014). Effective connectivity reveals right-hemisphere dominance in audiospatial perception: implications for models of spatial neglect. Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 5003-11.

M.I. Garrido, M. Sahani, R.J. Dolan (2013). Outlier Responses Reflect Sensitivity to Statistical Structure in the Human Brain. PLoS Computational Biology, 9, e1002999.

M.I. Garrido, G.R. Barnes, M. Sahani, R.J. Dolan. (2012). Functional Evidence for a Dual Route to Amygdala. Current Biology, 22, 129-34.

M. Boly, M.I. Garrido, O. Gosseries, M.A. Bruno, C. Schnakers, M. Massimini, V. Litvak, S. Laureys, K. Friston. (2011). Preserved feedforward but impaired top-down processes in the vegetative state. Science, 332, 858-862.

M.I. Garrido, J.M. Kilner, S.J. Kiebel, K.J. Friston. (2007). Evoked brain responses are generated by feedback loops. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 104(52), 20961-20966.