Steven Wallace McNair

  • Postgraduate (Psychology)

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Research interests

I am in my write-up period of an ESRC-funded PhD in Advanced Quantitative Methods at the University of Glasgow, under the supervision of Prof. Christoph Kayser. I graduated with an M.Sc. Brain Imaging Methods (Distinction, 2015) and a B.Sc. Psychology (Hons, 2014), also from the University of Glasgow. My PhD focuses on studying the cortical oscillatory signatures underlying auditory and audiovisual speech perception, and how these signatures may change with age. Secondary research interests include the role and experiences of Gradate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in Higher Education.

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  • McNair SW, Kayser S, Kayser C. (2019). Consistent pre-stimulus influences on auditory perception across the lifespan. Neuroimage, 186, 22-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.10.085
  • Kayser, S. J., McNair, S. W., & Kayser, C. (2016). Prestimulus influences on auditory perception from sensory representations and decision processes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(17), 4842. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1524087113
  • Jaworska, K., van Rijsbergen, N. J., McNair, S. W., Delis, I., Garrod, O. G. B., Jack, R. E., Rousselet, G., & Schyns, P. G. (2014). Mental representations of emotional facial expressions are more complex rather than less accurate in older observers. Journal of Vision, 14(10), 1385–1385). DOI: 10.1167/14.10.1385