Research interests:
Cognitive neuroscience of attention and consciousness with special emphasis on EEG and MEG studies of neuronal synchronization; psychophysics, biophysics and general theory of stochastic resonance; psychophysics and cognitive neuroscience of tinnitus; neural plasticity; nonlinear dynamical systems theory and its applications in cognitive neuroscience.

Ward, L.M. (2002). Dynamical Cognitive Science. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press (355+xv pages).

Wright, R. D., & Ward, L. M. (2008). Orienting of Attention. New York: Oxford University Press. (292+xiv pages)

Ward, L.M. (2003). Synchronous neural oscillations and cognitive processes. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 7, 553-559.

Ward, L.M. (2011). The thalamic dynamic core theory of conscious experience. Consciousness & Cognition, 20, 464–486.

McDonnell, M.D. & Ward, L.M. (2011). The benefits of noise in neural systems: bridging theory and experiment. Nature Reviews: Neuroscience, 12, 415-425.

Erland, S., Greenwood, P.E. & Ward, L.M. (2011). “1/fα noise” is equivalent to an eigenstructure power relation. Europhysics Letters, 95, 60006 (1-5).

Doesburg, S.M., Green, J.J., McDonald, J.J. & Ward, L.M. (2009) Rhythms of consciousness: Binocular rivalry reveals large-scale oscillatory network dynamics mediating visual perception. PLoS One,7, e6142 (1-14).

McDonnell, M.D., Mohan, A., Stricker, C. & Ward, L.M. (2011) Input-rate modulation of gamma oscillations is sensitive to network topology, delays and short-term plasticity. Brain Research,

Doesburg, S.M., Roggeveen, A.B., Kitajo, K. & Ward, L.M. (2008) Large-scale gamma-band phase synchronization and selective attention. Cerebral Cortex, 18(2), 386-396.

Doesburg, S.M., Emberson, L., Rahi, A., Cameron, D. & Ward, L.M. (2008). Asynchrony from synchrony: Gamma-band neural synchrony and perception of audiovisual speech asynchrony. Experimental Brain Research, 185(1): 11-20.

Winter 2016

PSYC582A Cognition - COGNITION Sections