Dr Natasha Sigala


Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience

Area of Expertise:

Visual perception, executive functions, fMRI, electrophysiology

Research Area(s):

Neuroscience, Imaging

Dr Natasha Sigala

+44 (0)1273 678939



Christina Lee
+44 (0) 1273 873833


Clinical Imaging Sciences Centre (CISC), Brighton & Sussex Medical School, BN1 9RR



Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, 2010-present

Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow of the Royal Society, University of Oxford, 2005-2010

MRC Career Research Fellow, MRC - Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, 2002-2005


PGDip LATHE, University of Oxford, 2004

PhD (Cognitive Neuroscience), University of Tuebingen, Germany, 2002

MSc (Physiology), University of Patras, Greece, 1997

BSc (Biology), University of Patras, Greece, 1995

Research focus

Brain mechanisms of visual perception and memory. I employ psychophysical, electrophysiological and functional imaging techniques.

Current research

  • Univariate and Multivariate methods for probing perceptual and memory representations in the brain
  • Executive functions in health and disease
  • Interaction of frontal and temporal brain areas in health and disease

Active collaborations

  • Dennis Chan (University of Cambridge)
  • Jamie Ward and Nicolas Rothen (Psychology and Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, Sussex)
  • John Duncan (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge)
  • Mark Buckley (Dept of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford)
  • Andrew Bell (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge)
  • Ludovico Minati (University of Trento)
  • Nikos Logothetis (Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen)

Research team


  • Liza Caruana-Finkel, MSc student in Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Shaun Quah, Final year research student in Neuroscience
  • Drew Puxty, Final year research student in Neuroscience
  • Stella Hristova, Fourth year research student, BSMS
  • Emily Myhill, Fourth year research student, BSMS
  • Fergus Brickley, work experience Neuroscience student

Other information

If you are interested in research opportunities in my lab, please get in touch. Undergraduate students should send me a CV, a sample of writing, as well as a short description of why they are interested in this area of research.


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