Ms. Emily McCann

Honours Student

Email: emily.mccann@uq.net.au

Work Phone: 0448430536


Supervisors

Professor Jason Mattingley (primary)

Dr. Claire Bradley


Honours research

I am currently using brain stimulation to probe cortical processing under attentional load. In the past, researchers have provided new ways to identify hidden brain states by TMS-EPs, usually in terms of wakefulness and sleep. By applying this paradigm to attention, I aim to assess cortical reactivity in the intraparietal sulcus (IPS) to assess underlying brain states for spatial attention. The goal is to map activity changes within the cortex via TMS-EPs, manipulating task difficulty and side of attention.


Research interests

  • Attention
  • Neuroplasticity
  • Cognition