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Department of Cognitive Science

Dr Alexandra Woolgar

BA Cantab, MA Cantab, PhD Cantab.

Alexandra Woolgar

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Contact Details

Office : 3.501
Phone : +61 2 9850 2948
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email : alexandra.woolgar@mq.edu.au
Homepage : http://www.cogsci.mq.edu.au/members/profile.php?memberID=543
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8453-7424

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Profile

I carried out my PhD research with Prof. John Duncan at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, UK. I subsequently spent a year as a methods development postdoctoral scientist with Prof. William Marslen-Wilson (Univ. Cambridge, UK), before taking up a postdoctoral position with Dr. Anina Rich and Assoc. Prof. Mark Williams at Macquarie. I was subsequently awarded an ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) and an ARC Discovery Project grant to continue my collaborations at the CCD.

My research seeks to understand human behaviour from a cognitive neuroscience perspective. I ask how humans - characterized above all animals for the diversity and flexibility of their behaviour - cope so effortlessly in the ever changing world around us. How does the brain achieve this impressively flexible cognitive control? What are the neural mechanisms for flexible selective attention?

Novel methods for neuroimaging analysis enable new insights into how the brain processes information from the world and integrates it with internal representations of task rules and our current cognitive focus. My research uses multi-voxel pattern analysis with fMRI and MEG data to examine these processes as participants perform tasks.

I focus on the contribution of a network of frontal and parietal “multiple-demand” brain regions which are involved in a wide range of tasks. These regions are thought to behave flexibly: adapting to process the most important information at each moment; and biasing processing elsewhere in the brain to drive a goal-directed response across the system. My current projects focus on the flexibility of representation in the multiple-demand system, the relationship between processing in these regions and more specialised brain regions such as the visual cortices, and the importance of multi-voxel patterns for human behaviour.

Awards

  • Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards: Early Career Researcher of the Year (2015), Woolgar, A.
  • Promotion to Lecturer (Level B) (2013), Woolgar, A.
  • Faculty of Human Sciences Research Award (2012), Woolgar, A. "Highest research funding secured by an Early Career Researcher."

Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "Decoding joint attention processes using interactive eye-tracking and multivoxel pattern analysis." Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., Seymour, K., Brock, J., McArthur, G., & Hardwick, K. ($17,478)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "Investigating word recognition with Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation using Emotiv and Neuroscan EEG." de Wit, B., Woolgar, A., Schubert, T., Wang, H.-C., Badcock, N., He, W., & Kinoshita, S. ($3,230)
  • ARC Discovery Project [DP170101780] (2017 - 2019) "Why is monitoring for rare events so difficult and what can we do about it?" Rich, A., Woolgar, A., Wiggins, M., Wolfe, J., & Helton, W. ($397,500)
  • ARC Discovery Project [DP170101840] (2017 - 2019) "Improving inferences from brain imaging to understand selective attention." Woolgar, A., Rich, A., & Duncan, J. ($291,500)
  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2016) “Unlocking voices: A neural marker for receptive language ability in minimally-verbal children with autism.” Woolgar, A., Badcock, N., Brock, J., Rich, A., & Nickels, L. ($9,972)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016 - 2017) "Hidden language: Using fast periodic stimulation to reveal lexical and semantic processing in minimally-verbal children with autism." Woolgar, A., Badcock, N., He, W., Brock, J., Rich, A., & Nickels, L. ($36,627)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant [9201401556] (2015 - 2016) “High accuracy neural navigation to enhance research using brain stimulation.” Sowman, P., Rich, A., Woolgar, A., Yang, J., McCarthy-Jones, S., Coltheart, M., Cox, R., Johnson, B., Castles, A., Nickels, L., Thompson, W., Jackson, J., & Gelding, R. ($81,850)
  • Macquarie University Research Development Grant (2015 - 2016) "The causal role of frontoparietal cortex in selective attention: An investigation using simultaneous brain stimulation and neuroimaging." Woolgar, A., Carlson, T., Rich, A., Feredoes, E., & Mattingley, J. ($49,599)
  • Macquarie University Faculty of Human Sciences Open Access Journal Assistance Scheme (2015) "Flexible coding of task rules in frontoparietal cortex: An adaptive system for flexible cognitive control" (Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience). Woolgar, A., Rich, A., & Williams, M. ($1,698)
  • Macquarie University Strategic Infrastructure Scheme Grant (2013) "Magnetic resonance-compatible integrated audio-visual stimulus delivery system." Seymour, K., Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., McMahon, C., Demuth, K., Magnussen, J., Carlson, T., Curby, K., & Zopf, R. ($40,621)
  • Macquarie University Research Infrastructure Block Grant (2013) "Portable eye tracker for clinical purposes." Williams, M.A., Graham, S., Rich, A.N., Woolgar, A., Savage, G., Zopf, R., Brock, J., & Finkbeiner, M. ($45,288)
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award [DE120100898] (2012 - 2014) "The brain that adapts itself: Flexible processing in an ever-changing world." Woolgar, A ($375,000)
  • Macquarie University New Staff Grant (2012) "Carrying out complex tasks: what is the brain doing when we make mistakes?" Woolgar, A. ($19,600)
  • Macquarie University Discovery Early Career Research Award Start-Up Grant (2012) "The brain that adapts itself: Flexible processing in an ever-changing world." Woolgar, A. ($25,000)
  • ARC Discovery Project Grant [DP120102835] (2012 - 2014) "Making sense of the world: how does the brain process task-relevant information?" Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., Williams, M.A., & Duncan, J. ($246,000)
  • Macquarie University Safety Net Grant (2011) "Processing the world around us: How is task-relevant information represented in the brain?". Rich, A.N. & Woolgar, A. ($25,000)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Woolgar, A. (2014). The gap year. In N. Thrift, A. Tickell, S. Woolgar, & W.H. Rupp (Eds.), Globalization in Practice (pp. 55-60). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Periodicals

  • Caruana, N., McArthur, G., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2017). Detecting communicative intent in a computerised test of joint attention. PeerJ, 5, e2899. doi:10.7717/peerj.2899
  • Caruana, N., McArthur, G., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2017). Simulating social interactions for the experimental investigation of joint attention. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 74(Part A), 115-125. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2016.12.022
  • Jackson, J., Williams, M., Rich, A., & Woolgar, A. (2017). Feature-selective attention in frontoparietal cortex: Multivoxel codes adjust to prioritise task-relevant information. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29(2), 310-321. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_01039
  • Caruana, N., Stieglitz Ham, H., Brock, J., Woolgar, A., Kloth, N., Palermo, R., & McArthur, G. (In Press). Joint attention difficulties in autistic adults: An interactive eye-tracking study. Autism.
  • Goddard, E., Carlson, T.A., Dermody, N., & Woolgar, A. (2016). Representational dynamics of object recognition: Feedforward and feedback information flows. NeuroImage, 128, 385–397. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.01.006
  • Weldon, K.B., Rich, A.N., Woolgar, A., & Williams, M. (2016). Disruption of foveal space impairs discrimination of peripheral objects. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 699. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00699
  • Woolgar, A., Jackson, J., & Duncan, J. (2016). Coding of visual, auditory, rule and response information in the brain: 10 years of multi-voxel pattern analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(10), 1433-1454. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00981
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2015). A frontotemporoparietal network common to initiating and responding to joint attention bids. NeuroImage, 108, 34-46. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.12.041
  • Woolgar, A., Afshar, S., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2015). Flexible coding of task rules in frontoparietal cortex: An adaptive system for flexible cognitive control. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27(10), 1895-1911. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00827
  • Woolgar, A., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2015). Attention enhances multi-voxel representation of novel objects in frontal, parietal and visual cortices. NeuroImage, 109, 429–437. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.12.083
  • Rivolta, D., Woolgar, A., Palermo, R., Butko, M., Schmalzl, L., & Williams, M.A. (2014). Multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) reveals abnormal fMRI activity in both the “core” and “extended” face network in congenital prosopagnosia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 925. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00925
  • Woolgar, A., Golland, P., & Bode, S. (2014). Coping with confounds in multivoxel pattern analysis: What should we do about reaction time differences? A comment on Todd, Nystrom & Cohen 2013. NeuroImage, 98, 506-512. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.04.059
  • Woolgar, A., Bor, D., & Duncan, J. (2013). Global increase in task-related fronto-parietal activity after focal frontal lobe lesion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(9), 1542-1552.
  • Manes, F., Roca, M., Torralva, T., Gleichgerrcht, E., Woolgar, A., Thompson, R., & Duncan, J. (2011). The role of Area 10 (BA10) in human multitasking and in social cognition: A lesion study. Neuropsychologia, 13 , 3525-3531.
  • Woolgar, A., Hampshire, A., Thompson, R. & Duncan, J. (2011). Adaptive coding of task relevant information in frontoparietal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(41), 14592-14599. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.2616-11.2011
  • Woolgar, A., Thompson, R., Bor, D., & Duncan, J. (2011). Multi-voxel coding of stimuli, rules and responses in the frontoparietal cortex. NeuroImage, 56(2), 744-752. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2010.04.035
  • Roca, M., Thompson, R., Woolgar, A., Torralva, T., Antoun, N., Manes, F., & Duncan, J. (2010). Executive function and fluid intelligence after frontal lobe lesions. Brain, 133(1), 234-247. doi:10.1093/brain/awp269
  • Woolgar, A., Parr, A., Thompson, R., Cusack, R., Nimmo-Smith, I., Antoun, N., Manes, F., Torralava, T., Roca, M., & Duncan, J. (2010). Fluid intelligence loss linked to restricted regions of damage within frontal and parietal cortex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(33), 14899-902. doi:10.1073/pnas.1007928107
  • Duncan, J., Parr, A., Woolgar, A., Thompson, R., Bright, P., Cox, S., Bishop, S., & Nimmo-Smith, I. (2008). Goal neglect and Spearman's g: Competing parts of a complex task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137(1), 131-148. doi:10.1037/0096-3445.137.1.131
  • Hogan, S., Stokes, J., Tyszkiewicz, E., White, C., & Woolgar, A. (2008). An evaluation of Auditory Verbal Therapy using the rate of early language development as an outcome measure. Deafness & Education International, 10(3), 143-167. doi:10.1002/dei.242

Published Abstracts

  • Petit, S., Badcock, N.A., Dermody, N., Yau, S., Schmidt, E., Rich, A.N., Brock, J., Nickels, L., & Woolgar, A. (In Press). Using low-cost portable neuroimaging to detect receptive language ability in children [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J, & Woolgar, A. (2014). A frontotemporoparietal network common to initiating and responding to joint attention bids, cognitive processing [Abstract]. Cognitive Processing, Special Issue: Proceedings of KogWis 2014, 12th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society, 15(Suppl. 1), S93-S94. doi:10.1007/s10339-014-0632-2
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2014). Cooperative interactions to investigate the neural correlates of joint attention [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, XII International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON-XII). doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2015.217.00046
  • Woolgar, A., Afshar, S., Williams, M.A., & Rich, A.N. (2013). Flexible coding of task rules in frontoparietal cortex [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2013.212.00161
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.A. (2012). Attention enhances multi-voxel representation of objects in frontal, parietal and visual cortices [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences, CDROM.
  • Woolgar, A., Walther, A., Williams, M.A., Rich, A.N., & Kriegeskorte, N. (2012). Distinct reinstatement of multi-voxel patterns predicts memory for complex audio-visual stimuli [Abstract]. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. doi:10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00161
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.A. (2011). Multi-voxel coding in frontal, parietal and visual cortices: the effect of top-down attention on the representation of novel objects [Abstract]. Australasian Cognitive Neurosciences Conference, Clinical EEG and Neuroscience.
  • Woolgar, A., & Duncan, J. (2008). Multi-voxel coding of stimulus-response mapping rules in human frontal and parietal cortex [Abstract]. NeuroImage, 41(Suppl. 1), S132.
  • Woolgar, A., Bor, D., Duncan, J., Parr, A., Cusack, R., Nimmo-Smith, I., Antoun, N., Manes, F., Torralava, T. (2007). Fluid intelligence after brain damage: relating brain lesion to behavioral deficit [Abstract]. NeuroImage, 36(Suppl. 1), S115.

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Ashwin, C., Woolgar, A., & Baron-Cohen, S. (2010). Change-blindness: Lack of typical salience for social information in Autism Spectrum Conditions In (Ed.), International Meeting for Autism Research : IMFAR 2010.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Petit, S., Badcock, N.A., Dermody, N., Yau, S., Schmidt, E., Rich, A., Brock, J., Nickels, N., & Woolgar, A. (2016, November). Using low-cost portable neuroimaging to detect receptive language ability in children. Paper presented at the 6th Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference (ACNS), Shoal Bay, Australia.
  • Woolgar, A., Petit, S., Badcock, N.A., Rich, A., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (2016, November). Don’t judge a book by its cover - case of a minimally-verbal Autistic child with excellent receptive and productive language. Paper presented at the 6th Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference (ACNS), Shoal Bay, Australia.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2016, August). A frontotemporoparietal network common to initiating and responding to joint attention bids. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Woolgar, A., Petit, S., Badcock, N., Dermody, N., Yau, S., Schmidt, E., Rich, A.N., Brock, J., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Unlocking voices: Using low-cost portable neuroimaging to detect receptive language comprehension in minimally-verbal children with autism. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., Woolgar, A., de Lissa, P., & McArthur, G. (2016, July). Let’s play: Using virtual reality games to investigate the neurocognitive mechanisms of joint attention. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Summer School on Social Cognition: From Interactions to Intersubjectivity, Aegina, Greece.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., Woolgar, A., de Lissa, P., & McArthur, G. (2016, July). Let’s play: Using virtual reality games to investigate the neurocognitive mechanisms of joint attention. Poster session presented at the Interdisciplinary Summer School on Social Cognition: From Interactions to Intersubjectivity, Aegina, Greece.
  • Goddard, E., Carlson, T.A., & Woolgar, A. (2016, July). Spatial and feature-based attention have different effects on population-level tuning. Paper presented at the 12th Annual Asia Pacific Conference on Vision (APCV 2016), Fremantle.
  • Woolgar, A. (2016, July). Designing a research project. Presentation given at the CCD High School Work Experience Program, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Woolgar, A. (2016, June). Flexible coding of information in human frontal and parietal cortex. Invited paper presented at the Reshaping the Mind: New Work on Cognitive Ontology Workshop, Macquarie University.
  • Petit, S., Woolgar, A., Badcock, N.A., Demody, N., Schmidt, E., Rich, A.N., Brock, J., & Nickels, N. (2016, May). Unlocking voices: Developing a neural marker for receptive language ability in minimally-verbal children with autism. Poster session presented at the CCD Developing Mind Series: Developmental Perspectives on Language Processing Workshop, Macquarie University.
  • Woolgar, A. (2016, March). Experimental design. Presentation given at the CCD High School Work Experience Program, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Rich, A., Williams, M., Woolgar, A., & Zopf, R. (2015, August). Learning about the brain. Presentation given at the National Science Week primary school visit, Sydney.
  • Goddard, E., Carlson, T.A., Dermody, N., & Woolgar, A. (2015, July). Representational dynamics of object recognition: The effects of image statistics and task difficulty. Paper presented at the Swinburne Brain Imaging Symposium, Melbourne.
  • Woolgar, A., & Zopf, R. (2015, June). Tactile vibratory stimuli encoded in multi-voxel activity patterns of frontal and parietal cortex. Poster session presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping., Honoulu, USA.
  • Goddard, E., Carlson, T., Dermody, N., & Woolgar, A. (2015, April). Temporal dynamics of object processing: The impact of spatial frequency content and task difficulty on multi-sensor object coding in MEG. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Jackson, J., & Woolgar, A. (2015, April). Individual frontoparietal voxels can contribute to multiple neural codes depending on the demands of the task. Poster session presented at the 42nd Annual Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., Brock, J., de Lissa, P., & McArthur, G. (2015, January). Using virtual reality to investigate the neural correlates of gaze-based interactions. Invited colloquium at the School of Psychology Person Perception Seminar Series, University of Western Australia, Perth.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2014, October). The neural correlates common to initiating and responding to joint attention bids. Poster session presented at the Federation of European Neuroscience Society Conference: "The Social Brain", Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., Brock, J., de Lissa, P., & McArthur, G. (2014, October). The neural processing of gaze shifts: From joint attention to mental representations. Invited colloquium at the The Interacting Minds Centre, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2014, September). A frontotemporoparietal network common to initiating and responding to joint attention bids. Paper presented at the 12th Biannual Conference of the German Cognitive Science Society (KOGWIS), Tubingen, Germany.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2014, September). Investigating the neural correlates common to initiating and responding to joint attention bids: A virtual reality approach. Poster session presented at the 10th NeuroVisionen Conference, Julich, Germany.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., Brock, J., de Lissa, P., & McArthur, G. (2014, September). Using virtual reality to investigate the neural correlates of social interaction. Colloquium at the CCD Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., Brock, J., de Lissa, P., & McArthur, G. (2014, September). Developing virtual reality methods for investigating the neural correlates of social interaction. Colloquium at the Second Person Neuroscience Group, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2014, August). Evidence for a parallel and distributed processing model of joint attention. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., Brock, J., de Lissa, P., & McArthur, G. (2014, August). Investigating the neural correlates of joint attention and gaze evaluation: A virtual reality approach. Invited colloquium at the MARCS Institute, University of Western Sydney, Sydney.
  • Caruana, N., Brock, J., & Woolgar, A. (2014, July). Simulating cooperative interactions to investigate the neural correlates of joint attention. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Jackson, J., Rich, A.R., Williams, M., & Woolgar, A. (2014, July). Multivoxel coding of visual stimuli is flexible: Frontoparietal and visual cortices adapt to code the currently relevant distinction. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference in Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Woolgar, A. (2014, July). Flexible coding of task relevant information in frontal and parietal cortex. Colloquium at the Sid Kouider Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Woolgar, A., Jackson, J., & Duncan, J. (2014, July). How domain general is information coding in the brain? A meta-analysis of 93 multi-voxel pattern analysis studies. Poster session presented at the 12th International Conference in Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON), Brisbane.
  • Woolgar, A. (2014, May). A neural system for flexible cognitive control. Colloquium at the Department of Cognitive Science 3M Research Fiesta, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Bouella, S., Woolgar, A., & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2013, November). Segregating nouns and verbs in the neural language system: Evidence from Arabic. Presentation given at the 5th Neurobiology of Language Conference (NLC 2011), San Diego, USA.
  • Woolgar, A. (2013, August). Critical issues in advanced fMRI analysis – and some potential solutions. Colloquium at the Critical Issues in Research Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Rich, A.N., & Woolgar, A. (2013, July). Critical issues in neuroimaging: Introduction. Colloquium at the Critical Issues in Research Seminar Series, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2013, June). Investigating joint attention in the second person: An MEG and eye tracking study. Poster session presented at the Interdisciplinary Summer School on Embodied Intersubjectivity: The 1st person and 2nd person perspective, Aegina, Greece.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2013, June). A virtual meeting of minds: Using MEG and Eye tracking to interactively measure joint attention. Poster session presented at the 2nd Paris-Aarhus Conference on Coordination and Common Ground: Minds in Common, Paris, France.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2013, June). Investigating joint attention using saccade-related beamforming: An MEG case study. Colloquium at the Departments of Cognitive Science, Psychology, Philosophy and Engineering, University of Malta, Msdia, Malta.
  • Caruana, N., Woolgar, A., & Brock, J. (2012, December). An interactive eye-tracking test of joint attention. Paper presented at the Inaugural Scientific Conference of the Australasian Society for Autism Research (ASfAR), Sydney.
  • Woolgar, A., Walther, A., Williams, M.A., Rich, A.N., & Kriegeskorte, N. (2012, December). Distinct reinstatement of multi-voxel patterns predicts memory for complex audio-visual stimuli. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference (ACNS), Brisbane.
  • Whiting, C., Woolgar, A., Su, L., Fonteneau, E., & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2012, August). Spatiotemporal dynamics of speech comprehension as revealed by MVPA. Poster session presented at the 18th International Conference on Biomagnetism, Paris, France.
  • Bozic, M., Woolgar, A., Fonteneau, E., Whiting, C., Su, L., Wingfield, C., & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2012, June). Modulation of speech processing following item repetition. Poster session presented at the 18th Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Su, L., Woolgar, A., Whiting, C., Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M., & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2012, June). Optimising searchlight representational similarity analysis (RSA) for EMEG. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Woolgar, A., Bozic, M., Whiting, C., Fonteneau, E., Su, L., Wingfield, C., & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2012, June). More repetitions or more items? The effect of repeating stimuli on MVPA for fMRI and E/MEG. Poster session presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.
  • Whiting, C., Woolgar, A., Su, L., Fonteneau, E., & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2012, April). Tracking the neural dynamics of speech comprehension using representational similarity analysis. Paper presented at the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A.N., & Williams, M.A. (2012, April). Attention enhances multi-voxel representation of objects in frontal, parietal and visual cortices. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Woolgar, A. (2011, December). Multi-voxel coding in frontal, parietal and visual cortices: the effect of top-down attention on the representation of novel objects. Paper presented at the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference - 21st Meeting of the Australasian Society for Psychophysiology, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Woolgar, A., Rich, A., & Williams, M. (2011, November). Top-down attention modulates multi-voxel representation of novel objects. Poster session presented at the Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.
  • Woolgar, A. (2011, June). Flexible representation of task-relevant information in frontoparietal cortex. Presentation given at the Medical Research Council Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit Lunch Time Seminar Series, Cambridge, UK.
  • Woolgar, A., Parr, A., Thompson, R., Cusack, R., Nimmo-Smith, I., Antoun, N., Manes, F., Torralava, T., Roca, M., & Duncan, J. (2009, October). Specific brain lesions linked to fluid intelligence loss. Presentation given at the Society for Neuroscience, SFN 2009, Chicago, USA.

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