Tutorial Fellow in Experimental Psychology

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I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Experimental Psychology. After gathering some experience at LMU Munich, Harvard Medical Schools’ Visual Attention Lab and the Active Vision Lab at the University of Dundee, I completed my PhD at the Scene Grammar Lab. I followed this up with an Interim Professorship at the Goethe University Frankfurt. I have taught introductory and advanced lectures and seminars in Cognitive Psychology and Experimental Methods & Statistics.


For the department, I teach the Statistical Theory & Methods module for the MSc in Psychological Research and the Cognition Core Practical for the undergraduates. I also lead the Preparing for Teaching in Psychology (PTP) course in the department, which helps new teachers get started with teaching in Oxford. For college, I lead tutorials in Experimental Psychology (EP) and Psychology, Philosophy & Linguistics (PPL).

Research Interests

My work focuses on understanding the interactions between attention and memory. That includes understanding how attention is directed in memory and what the nature of this memory space is. But also, how memory representations are formed, modulated, and used in a predictive fashion when guiding behaviour. My investigations focus on ecologically valid and naturalistic behaviour, using psychophysics, eye-tracking, EEG, and Virtual Reality. I lead the Adaptive Behaviour & Cognition Lab at the Department of Experimental Psychology. I am also affiliated with the Brain & Cognition Lab at the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity and Yale University.

Selected Publications

Thom, J., Nobre, A. C., van Ede, F., & Draschkow, D. (2023). Heading direction tracks internally directed selective attention in visual working memory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01976

Draschkow, D. (2022). Remote virtual reality as a tool for increasing external validity. Nature Reviews Psychology, 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1038/s44159-022-00082-8 pdf

Draschkow, D., Nobre, A. C., & van Ede, F. (2022). Multiple spatial frames for immersive working memory. Nature Human Behavior, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-021-01245-y  pdf

Helbing, J., Draschkow*, D., & Võ*, M. L.-H. (2022). Auxiliary scene context information provided by anchor objects guides attention and locomotion in natural search behavior. Psychological Sciencehttps://doi.org/10.1177/09567976221091838

Võ, M. L.-H., Boettcher, S. E. P., & Draschkow, D. (2019). Reading Scenes: How Scene Grammar Guides Attention and Aids Perception in Real-World Environments. Current Opinion in Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2019.03.009

Sassenhagen, J. & Draschkow, D. (2019). Cluster-based permutation tests of MEG/EEG data do not establish significance of effect latency or location. Psychophysiology. 2019;e13335. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.13335

Draschkow, D., Heikel, E., Võ, M. L.-H., Fiebach, C., & Sassenhagen, J. (2018). No evidence from MVPA for different processes underlying the N300 and N400 incongruity effects in object-scene processing. Neuropsychologia, 120, 9-17. link

Draschkow, D., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2017). Scene grammar shapes the way we interact with objects, strengthens memories, and speeds search. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 16471. link

Draschkow, D., Wolfe, J. M., & Võ, M. L.-H. (2014). Seek and you shall remember: Scenesemantics interact with visual search to build better memories. Journal of Vision, 14(8):10, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1167/14.8.10


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