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David Schwartzman
Research Fellow (Informatics)
T: +44 (0)1273 678213


I am a Cognitive Neuropsychologist who completed my MSc and PhD at Oxford Brookes University. My PhD investigated the functional role of gamma oscillations in visual perception using EEG.

I have a broad range of research interests at the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science, here are some of the projects I am involved with:

  • Since joining the lab I have been investigating the origins of synaesthesia, by trying to train normal participants display many of the defining characteristics of grapheme-colour synaesthesia including phenomenological experiences.
  • I am also working on comparing the Sussex developed Electrical Potential Sensors (EPS) with a standard EEG System. This research is investigating if the EPS sensors can measure similar, cognition-relevant brain activity as a standard EEG system.  We hope to further develop the EPS sensors as a non-invasive measure of brain activity with advantages of short setup time, minimal head contact of the sensors and, in the future, very high spatial density of sensors.
  • I am also a member of a project investigating "Neurite Orientation Dispersion and Density Imaging ('NODDI'): A new approach to understanding cellular pathology in MND." In this project I am applying multiple TMS techniques to assess facilitatory and inhibitory processes in MND patients