Nick successfully defended his doctoral thesis on “The Role of Cortical Oscillations in the Control and Protection of Visual Working Memory.” His doctoral research combined psychophysics, MEG, EEG, and fMRI to investigate the dynamic nature of working-memory representations and their regulation by top-down factors and by ongoing variability in neural excitability. Nick was co-supervised by Kia Nobre and Mark Stokes, and was examined by heavy-weights Ole Jensen (external examiner, Donders Institute) and Masud Husain (internal examiner). A good time was had by all.
Soon after his viva success Nick secured a JRF position at University College in Oxford. He will use this prestigious position to investigate how dynamic state-dependent networks can support attention and working memory. We congratulate him with a great sigh of relief that he will be staying around to enrich research at Oxford.