About the Author
Anna Christina (Kia) Nobre is Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow in Psychology at New College Oxford. She is Director of the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, Head of the Brain & Cognition Laboratory, Co-Director of the Oxford Social Neuroscience Laboratory, and Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology at Northwestern University in Chicago.
The aim of her research is to reveal the organizational principles of the neural systems supporting cognitive functions in the human brain. Her current work focuses on the dynamic regulation of perception, action and memory by changing predictions, task goals and motivation. Her research combines complementary non-invasive techniques to investigate the human brain at work (e.g., MEG, EEG, fMRI, TMS).
Jennifer Coull began her reserach career in 1991 at the University of Cambridge, where she completed her PhD thesis on the psychopharmacology of human attentional and executive processes. In 1994, she moved to the Functional Imaging Laboratory (FIL) of the Institute of Neuroscience, University College London in order to combine psychopharmacological techniques with functional neuroimaging. It was here that her interest in specifically temporal aspects of attention developed, with investigations of both sustained attention and temporal orienting using PET and the recently developed technique of fMRI. Here also was the birthplace of her long-term collaboration and friendship with co-editor Anna Christina (Kia) Nobre. After 7 years in London she moved to the University of Provence in Marseille. Here, again using fMRI, she continued her to explore the multi-faceted relationship between attention and time by studying how attention can modulate the perception of time itself.