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Steven Errington

PhD Candidate
Research Area: Neuroscience

Outcome monitoring & response inhibition in the medial frontal cortex

Microcircuitry of Executive Control in Medial Frontal Cortex

As part of the Schall Lab countermanding group, I look at how the medial frontal cortex exerts executive control at the microcircuit level. By sampling neurons across the cortical layers, we can examine the spatio-temporal pattern of activity and develop ideas about how these signals are generated, and how they can lead to changes in behavior (such as RT adaptation). Signals we are currently investigating are thought to be related to conflict monitoring, goal maintenance, and performance monitoring.

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Representative Publications

Tarawneh, G., Nityananda, V., Rosner, R., Errington, S., Herbert, W., Arranz-Paraíso, S., ... & Serrano-Pedraza, I. (2018). Contrast thresholds reveal different visual masking functions in humans and praying mantises. Biology open7(4), bio029439.

Tarawneh, G., Nityananda, V., Rosner, R., Errington, S.P, Herbert, W., Cumming, B. G., Read, J.C.A & Serrano-Pedraza, I. (2017). Invisible noise obscures visible signal in insect motion detection. Scientific Reports7.

Nityananda, V., Tarawneh, G., Errington, S.P., Serrano-Pedraza, I., & Read, J. C. A. (2017). The optomotor response of the praying mantis is driven predominantly by the central visual field. Journal of Comparative Physiology A. Online, 1-11.

McNally, R. J., Basta, N. O., Errington, S., James, P. W., Norman, P. D., Hale, J. P., & Pearce, M. S. (2015). Socioeconomic patterning in the incidence and survival of teenage and young adult men aged between 15 and 24 years diagnosed with non–seminoma testicular cancer in northern England. Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations, 33 (12), 506-509.

Schmidt, K. J., Cowen, P., Harmer, C.J., Tzortzis, G., Errington, S. P., & Burnet, P. W. J. (2015). Prebiotic intake reduces the waking cortisol response and alters emotional bias in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology, 1(19).

McNally, R. J., Basta, N. O., Errington, S., James, P. W., Norman, P. D., & Craft, A. W. (2014). Socioeconomic Patterning in the Incidence and Survival of Children and Young People Diagnosed with Malignant Melanoma in Northern England. Journal of Investigative Dermatology134(11), 2703-2708.                        


William F Hodges Teaching Assistant Award (2018)

SfN Trainee Professional Development Award (2018)

National Institute of Health Research Biomedical Research Unit Travel Grant (2015)

Wellcome Trust Biomedical Vacation Scholarship (2012)