Dr Sharon Zmigrod

University position

Visiting Researcher


Department of Psychology



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Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


My work focuses on the perceptual and attentional roots of creative thinking, cognitive flexibility, and problem solving, in both healthy and clinical populations. Through behavioural paradigms and brain stimulation methodologies, my research seeks to understand how the mind combines perceptual and cognitive processes to solve problems effectively, to think creatively, and to interact with others in a prosocial way.

Research Focus




Brain stimulation

Multisensory integration

Clinical conditions

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder


Learning disabilities


Behavioural analysis

Neuropsychological testing




Nicola Clayton


Lorenza Colzato Web: http://colzato@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Bernhard Hommel Web: http://hommel@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

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    Key publications

    Zmigrod S & Zmigrod L (2015), “Zapping the Gap: Reducing the multisensory temporal binding window by means of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)” Consciousness and Cognition 35

    Zmigrod S, Colzato LS, & Hommel B (2014), “Evidence for a role of the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in controlling stimulus-response integration: A transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) study” Brain Stimulation 7(4)

    Zmigrod S & Hommel B (2013), “Feature integration across multimodal perception and action: A review.” Multisensory Research 26

    Zmigrod S, de Sonneville LMJ, Colzato LS, Swaab H, & Hommel B (2013), “Cognitive control of feature bindings: Evidence from children with autistic spectrum disorder.” Psychological Research 77

    Zmigrod S & Hommel B (2011), “The relationship between feature binding and consciousness: Evidence from asynchronous multi-modal stimuli” Consciousness and Cognition 20


    in press

    Zmigrod S, Zmigrod L, & Hommel B (in press), “The Relevance of the Irrelevant: Attentional Distractor-Response Binding Predicts Performance in the Remote Associates Task.” Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts


    Zmigrod L, & Zmigrod S (2016), “On the Temporal Precision of Thought: Individual Differences in the Multisensory Temporal Binding Window Predict Performance on Verbal and Nonverbal Problem Solving Tasks” Multisensory Research 29

    Zmigrod S, Zmigrod L, & Hommel B (2016), “Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) over the right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex affects stimulus conflict but not response conflict” Neuroscience 322


    Zmigrod S, Colzato LS, & Hommel B (2015), “Stimulating creativity: modulation of convergent and divergent thinking by tDCS” Journal of Creativity 27

    Zmigrod S, Zmigrod L, & Hommel B (2015), “Zooming into Creativity: Individual Differences in Attentional Global-local Biases are linked to Convergent and Divergent Thinking Styles” Frontiers in Psychology 6


    Zmigrod S (2014), “The Role of the Parietal Cortex in Multisensory and Response Integration: Evidence from Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS)” Multisensory Research 27(2)


    Colzato LS, van den Wildenberg W, Zmigrod S, & Hommel B (2013), “Action video gaming and cognitive control: Playing first person shooter games is associated with improvement in working memory but not action inhibition” Psychological Research 77

    Colzato LS, Zmigrod S, & Hommel B (2013), “Dopamine, norepinephrine, and the management of sensorimotor bindings: Individual differences in updating of stimulus-response episodes are predicted by DAT1, but not DBH5” Experimental Brain Research. 228

    Colzato LS, Zmigrod S, & Hommel B (2013), “Working memory updating predicts individual differences in updating stimulus-response episodes.” Visual Cognition 21

    Hommel B, Memelink J, Zmigrod S, & Colzato LS (2013), “Attentional control of the creation and retrieval of stimulus-response bindings” Psychological Research 78


    Colzato LS, van Wouwe N, Hommel B, Zmigrod S, Ridderinkhof R, & Wylie S (2012), “Dopaminergic modulation of the updating of stimulus-response episodes in Parkinson's disease.” Behavioural Brain Research 228


    Zmigrod S & Hommel B (2010), “Temporal dynamics of unimodal and multimodal feature binding.” Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics 72


    Zmigrod S & Hommel B (2009), “Auditory event files: Integrating auditory perception and action planning.” Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics 71

    Zmigrod S, SpapĂ© M, & Hommel B (2009), “Intermodal event files: Integrating features across vision, audition, taction, and action.” Psychological Research 73