Anthony Singhal, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Psychology Science


Professor, Faculty of Science - Psychology Science
(780) 492-7847
P-249 Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9



Selective attention is a critical mediator of perception and action as we interact with our environment. Understanding the neural bases of attention has been a major theme in cognitive neuroscience, and it remains important to elucidate how various neural attention systems interact and shape our multisensory abilities to control performance. Our recent work has investigated the nature of cross-modal attention during multitasking and workload, showing early links between attention and memory for spatial processing as well as controlled and automatic attentional influences on various types of actions including driving. We are also examining interactions between emotion circuits in the brain and those underlying attentional control to further understand maladaptive behavior in patients suffering from affective disorders. In my lab we use several cognitive neuroscience techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI).

Featured Publications

Shafer, A., Benoit, J., Greenshaw, A., Brown, M., Vohra, S., Vanvliet, J., Dolcos, & Singhal, A.

Brain Imaging and Behavior. 2020 January;

Moore, M., Shafer, A., Bakhtiari, R., Dolcos, F., & Singhal, A.

NeuroImage. 2019 January;

Donoff, C., Madan, C., & Singhal, A.

Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. 2018 January;

Madan, C., Ng, A., & Singhal, A.

Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 2018 January;

Monaco, S., Gallivan, J., Figley, T., Singhal, A., Culham, J.

Journal of Neuroscience. 2017 January;