Douglas Garrett

Group Leader
Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

Curriculum Vitae

  • B.A. in Psychology (Honours, Co-op, with Distinction), 2003, University of Victoria, Canada
  • M.A. in Psychology, 2007, University of Toronto, Canada
  • PhD in Psychology, 2011, University of Toronto, Canada

Research interests

  • EEG/fMRI brain signal variability and dynamics in relation to lifespan development, cognition, neurochemistry, network dynamics, and brain structure.
  • Multivariate methods that allow the examination of brain signal variability phenomena across multiple levels of analysis.

Selected publications

Garrett, D. D., Epp, S. M., Kleemeyer, M., Lindenberger, U., and Polk, T. A. (2020). Higher performing older adults upregulate brain signal variability in response to feature-rich sensory input. NeuroImage, 217, Article 116836.

Kloosterman, N. A., Kosciessa, J. Q., Lindenberger, U., Fahrenfort, J. J., & Garrett, D. D. (2020). Boosts in brain signal variability track liberal shifts in decision bias. eLife, 9:e54201.

Kosciessa, J. Q., Kloosterman, N. A., & Garrett, D. D. (2020). Standard multiscale entropy reflects neural dynamics at mismatched temporal scales: What’s signal irregularity got to do with it? PLOS Computational Biology 16(5): e1007885.

Kloosterman, N. A., de Gee, J. W., Werkle-Bergner, M., Lindenberger, U., Garrett, D. D., & Fahrenfort, J. J. (2019). Humans strategically shift decision bias by flexibly adjusting sensory evidence accumulation. eLife, 8: e37321.

Garrett, D. D., Epp, S. M., Perry, A., & Lindenberger, U. (2018). Local temporal variability reflects functional integration in the human brain. NeuroImage, 183, 776-787.

Garrett, D. D., Nagel, I. E., Preuschhof, C., Burzynska, A. Z., Marchner, J., Wiegert, S., Jungehülsing, G., Nyberg, L., Villringer, A., Li, S-C., Heekeren, H. E., Bäckman, L., & Lindenberger, U. (2015). Amphetamine modulates brain signal variability and working memory in younger and older adults. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 112, 7593–7598.

Garrett, D. D., Samanez-Larkin, G. R., MacDonald, S. W. S., Lindenberger, U., McIntosh, A. R., & Grady, C. L. (2013). Moment-to-moment brain signal variability: A next frontier in human brain mapping? Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 610-624.

Garrett, D. D., Kovacevic, N., McIntosh, A. R., & Grady, C. L. (2011). The importance of being variable. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 4496-4503.

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