Dr Yaara Erez

University position

Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow

Dr Yaara Erez is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.


Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, MRC


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit



Home page

https://yaaraerez.org/ (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


My work combines a variety of techniques from cognitive and system neuroscience to study the neural mechanisms of information processing and cognitive control. I am interested in multiple aspects that modulate the way we process information such as contextual effects, current goals and attention. With background in computer science and psychology, I am using advanced analysis methods for a diverse range of neural signals to investigate how we process information successfully and what happens when the system fails. My translational research includes development of tools for patient-tailored functional mapping for patients with brain tumours before, during and after awake neurosurgeries.

Research Focus


Cognitive control

Information processing


Frontoparietal cortex

Visual cortex

Clinical conditions

Brain tumour


Advanced analysis methods

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electrophysiological recording techniques

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)

Intracranial recordings (ECoG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neural network simulations

Single-cell electrophysiology