dr. rer. nat.
I am interested in neural mechanisms of attention and expectation. Currently I work in the group of Prof. Kia Nobre at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, elucidating the neural mechanisms of temporal attention and memory-based expectation. I use model-based MEG data to provide empirical evidence linking different kinds of top-down influences on perception to specific neural mechanisms using biophysically realistic computational modelling.
Previously, in my postdoctoral work in the group of Prof. Karl Friston at University College London, I conducted experiments testing the predictive coding account of attention and expectation. Before that, in my doctoral work in the group of Prof. Felix Blankenburg at FU/MPI Berlin, I was investigating the neural mechanisms underlying somatosensory processing.
Repetition suppression and its contextual determinants in predictive coding
Auksztulewicz R. and Friston K., (2016), Cortex, 80, 125 - 140
Attentional Enhancement of Auditory Mismatch Responses: a DCM/MEG Study
Auksztulewicz R. and Friston K., (2015), Cerebral Cortex, 25, 4273 - 4283