Anthony Singhal, PhD

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Psychology Science
Chair, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept

Contact

Associate Professor, Faculty of Science - Psychology Science
Email
asinghal@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7847
Address
P-249 Bio Science - Psychology Wing
11355 - Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E9

Chair, Faculty of Arts - Psychology Dept
Email
asinghal@ualberta.ca

Overview

Research

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).

Publications

A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Investigation of White Matter Microstructural Changes Linked to Adolescent Psychopathology
Author(s): Shafer, A., Benoit, J., Greenshaw, A., Brown, M., Vohra, S., Vanvliet, J., Dolcos, & Singhal, A.
Publication Date: 2020
Publication: Brain Imaging and Behavior

Integration of spatio- temporal dynamics in emotion-cognition interactions: a simultaneous fMRI-ERP investigation using the emotional-oddball task.
Author(s): Moore, M., Shafer, A., Bakhtiari, R., Dolcos, F., & Singhal, A.
Publication Date: 2019
Publication: NeuroImage

Handedness effects of imagined fine motor movements.
Author(s): Donoff, C., Madan, C., & Singhal, A.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition

Prototypical actions with objects are more easily imagined than atypical actions
Author(s): Madan, C., Ng, A., & Singhal, A.
Publication Date: 2018
Publication: Journal of Cognitive Psychology

Recruitment of foveal retinotopic cortex during haptic exploration of objects in the dark.
Author(s): Monaco, S., Gallivan, J., Figley, T., Singhal, A., Culham, J.
Publication Date: 2017
Publication: Journal of Neuroscience