ZiF Research Group

Cognitive Behavior of Humans, Animals, and Machines:

Situation Model Perspectives

October 2019 – July 2020

Convenors: Werner Schneider (Bielefeld, GER), Helge Ritter (Bielefeld, GER)

Nick Myers


Foto Department of Experimental Psychology, &
Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity,
Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging,
University of Oxford, UK
E-Mail: nicholas.myers@psy.ox.ac.uk


Nick studied for an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Columbia College and studied psychology at the Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, Germany. He then received a PhD in the lab of Kia Nobre at the University of Oxford. He is currently a Junior Research Fellow at University College and Henry Wellcome research fellow at the Department of Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford.

Current Main Research Interests

Nick is interested in cognitive flexibility and the role of working memory and attention in structuring sequences of behavior. He uses EEG/MEG, intracranial recordings in humans, and single-unit activity.

Five selected publications with particular relevance to the Research Group
  • Hall-McMaster, S., Muhle-Karbe, P., Myers*, N., and Stokes*, M. (in revision). Reward boosts neural coding of task rules to optimize cognitive flexibility.
    *contributed equally
  • Myers, N., Chekroud, S., Stokes, M., and Nobre, A. C. (2018). Benefits of flexible prioritization in working memory can arise without costs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 44, 398-411.
  • Myers, N., Stokes, M., and Nobre, A. C. (2017). Prioritizing Information during Working Memory: Beyond Sustained Internal Attention. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 449-461.
  • Myers, N., Rohenkohl, G., Wyart, V., Woolrich, M., Nobre, A. C., and Stokes, M. (2015). Testing Sensory Evidence Against Mnemonic Templates. eLife, e09000.
  • Myers*, N., Walther*, L., Wallis, G., Stokes, M., and Nobre, A.C. (2015). Temporal dynamics of attention during encoding vs. maintenance of working memory: complementary views from event-related potentials and alpha-band oscillations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 492-508.
    *contributed equally