Center for Interdisziplinary Research

Stefan Everling

Departments of Physiology and Pharmacology, Psychology, and Psychiatry, Brain and Mind Institute, Robarts Research Institute, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

Fellow of the ZiF research group "Competition and Priority Control in Mind and Brain: New Perspectives from Task-Driven Vision"


Stefan Everling studied biology and psychology at the University of Bremen. He obtained his Dr.rer.nat. in biology at the University of Bremen in Germany in the laboratory of Hans Flohr with a thesis on saccadic eye movemens in schizophrenic patients in 1995. In 1996, he moved to Canada for postdoctoral training in nonhuman primate electrophysiology with Doug Munoz at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. After 3 years of postdoctoral training, Stefan Everling started as a research scientist at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge and in the Department of Experimental Psychology in Oxford with John Duncan and David Gaffan. In 2000, he joined the faculty in the Departments of Physiology & Pharmacology and Psychology at Western University, as an Assistant Professor. In 2006, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. In 2011, he was promoted to full Professor.

Current Main Research Interests

Stefan Everling's research focuses on neural correlates of eye movements and attention using both single-unit recordings in nonhuman primates and functional magnetic resonance imaging in humans and nonhuman primates. His lab employs a combination of sophisticated behavioural training with neurophysiological and neuroimaging techniques. These techniques involve extracellular recordings of the activity of multiple single neurons in different brain areas, microstimulation, cortical cooling, neurochemical injections, physiological identification of connections with antidromic activation, resting-state fMRI, and transcranial direct current stimulation.

Five selected publications with particular relevance to the ZiF Research Group

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