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Prof. Dr. Paul Taylor

Associate Senior Researcher


I am a cognitive neuroscientist, and work at the intersection of psychology, neurology and philosophy. I completed my doctoral and postdoctoral training in neuroscience at Oxford and London and came to LMU Munich in 2009, as an LMUexcellent Research Fellow in the department of Psychology. In 2015 I moved to the faculty of Medicine, based in Neurology, before joining the faculty of philosophy and CVBE in 2020.

Current Projects

  • Neural control of movement, perception and awareness
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial current stimulation (tCS), and their online combination with EEG (i.e. TMS-EEG and tCS-EEG).
  • Spatial cognition, visual-vestibular interaction, and recording/stimulating during locomotion
  • Using brain stimulation to model, study and treat neurological disorders and individual differences
  • Science and society – ethics, outreach, open science

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Recent Publications

Mastropasqua, A., Dowsett, J., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C.J. (2020). Right Frontal Eye Field has perceptual and oculomotor functions during optokinetic stimulation and nystagmus. Journal of Neurophysiology.

Dowsett, J., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C. (2020). Mobile steady-state evoked potential recording: dissociable neural effects of real-world navigation and visual stimulation. Journal of Neuroscience Methods

Dowsett, J., Herrmann, C., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C. (2019). Shift in lateralization during illusory self-motion: EEG responses to visual flicker at 10 Hz and frequency-specific modulation by tACS. European Journal of Neuroscience

Hilbert, S., McAssey, M., Bühner, M.,Schwaferts, P., Gruber, M., Goerigk, S., Taylor, P.C. (2019). Right hemisphere occipital rTMS impairs working memory in visualizers but not in verbalizers. Scientific Reports 9(1):6307

Willacker, L., Dowsett, J., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C. (2019). Egocentric processing in the roll plane and dorsal parietal cortex: A TMS-ERP study of the subjective visual vertical. Neuropsychologia 127:113-122.

Zinchenko, A., Conci, M., Taylor, P.C., Müller, H.J., Geyer, T (2019). Taking attention out of context: frontopolar transcranial magnetic stimulation abolishes the formation of new context memories for visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31 (3): 442-452.

Taylor, P.C. (2018). Combining NIBS with EEG: what can it tell us about normal cognition? Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 5 (2), 165-169.

Hell, F., Taylor, P.C., Mehrkens, J.H., Bötzel, K. (2018). Subthalamic stimulation, oscillatory activity and connectivity reveal functional role of STN and network mechanisms during decision making under conflict. Neuroimage, 171, 222-233.