Ian Gould is a post-doctoral researcher at the Brain & Cognition Laboratory at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford.
Ian's research interests are in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying attentional orienting and decision making. His work combines psychophysical methods, non-invasive brain-imaing methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI) and neurodisruption techniques (TMS) to identify neural correlates of these functions and the brain regions that they are causally dependent on.
Ian is currently involved in several research projects exploring how expectations about the timing of upcoming perceptual events and actions affect behaviour and neural processing. As well as characterising these effects in the healthy human brain, his work is investigating how they may differ between young and old people, and in disorders such as Parkinson's Disease.
1. Stuart, G. W., Lambeth, S.E., Day, R. H, Gould, I. C., & Castles, A. E. (2012). The role of the magnocellular visual pathway in the attentional blink. Brain and Cognition, 78(2), 99-104.
2. Gould, I.C., Rushworth, M., & Nobre, A. C. (2011). Indexing the graded allocation of visuospatial attention using anticipatory alpha oscillations. Journal of Neurophysiology, 105(3), 1318-1326.
3. Gould, I.C., Wolfgang, B.W., & Smith, P.L. (2007). Spatial uncertainty explains exogenous and endogenous attentional cuing effects in visual signal detection. Journal of Vision, 7(13):4, 1-17.
4. Chambers, C.D., Bellgrove, M.A., Gould, I.C., English, T.C., Garavan, H., McNaught, E.M., Kamke, M., Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Lateralised and dissociable mechanisms of cognitive control in human prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 98, 3638-3647.
5. Stokes, M.G., Chambers, C.D., Gould, I.C., English, T., McNaught, E.M., McDonald, O.N. & Mattingley, J.B. (2007). Toward a standardised metric of cortical excitability: effects of coil size and stimulated hemisphere on distance-adjusted motor threshold. Clinincal Neurophysiology, 118(7), 1617-25.
6. Stokes, M.G., Chambers, C.D., Gould, I.C., Henderson, T.R. H., Janko, N.E.J., Allen, N.B. & Mattingley, J.B. (2005). A simple metric for scaling motor threshold based on scalp-cortex distance: Application to studies using transcranial magnetic stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 94, 4520-4527.
Ian grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He completed his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Computer Science (Honours), at the University of Melbourne in 2006. Ian was awarded a 4-year Wellcome Trust Studentship in Neuroscience and an Overseas Research Student Award to undertake graduate studies at the University of Oxford. He obtained a MSc in Neuroscience in 2008, and a DPhil in Neuroscience in 2011 supervised by Kia Nobre and Matthew Rushworth. His DPhil work used EEG and simultaneous TMS-EEG to investigate whether oscillatory signals in the human brain provide parametric indices of participants' attentional and decision states, and whether decision accumulation processes are causally dependent on the human intraparietal sulcus.