Siobhán Harty

Siobhan_croppedPostdoctoral Fellow

Siobhán received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin under the supervision of Redmond O’Connell and Ian Robertson. She completed her first postdoc at the University of Oxford with Roi Cohen Kadosh. Siobhán’s research to date has primarily focussed on establishing the neural basis of executive functions and examining interventions to improve these functions in young and older adult populations. She has been particularly interested in understanding why some individuals respond to such interventions and others do not.

Research tools have included cognitive testing, computational modelling, electrophysiology, and transcranial electrical stimulation.

In Claire’s group, she will help to lead an MQ-funded project aimed at predicting antidepressant response in clinical samples, using cognitive tests, computational modelling, machine learning and web-based data collection.

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Email: sharty [at] tcd [dot] ie


2017/ in press

Harty, S., Murphy, P. R., Robertson, I. H., & O’Connell, R. G. (2017). Parsing the neural signatures of reduced error detection in older age. NeuroImage. 161, 43-55.

Harty, S., Sella, F., & Kadosh, R. C. (2017). Mind the Brain: The Mediating and Moderating Role of Neurophysiology. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 21(1), 2-5.

Harty, S., Sella, F., & Kadosh, R. C. (2017). Transcranial Electrical Stimulation and Behavioral Change: The Intermediary Influence of the Brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience11, 112-114.

Zich, C., Harty, S., Kranczioch, C., Mansfield K.L., Sella, F., Debener, S. & Cohen Kadosh, R. (in press). Modulating hemispheric lateralization by brain stimulation yields gain in mental and physical activity. Scientific Reports


Harty, S., Brem A-K., & Cohen Kadsoh, R. (2016). Neurocognitive Effects of tDCS in the Healthy Brain. Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in Neuropsychiatric Disorders: Clinical Principles and Management. Springer, p.916-935 (Book Chapter).

Sarkar A., Lehto, S., Harty, S., Dinan, T.G., Cryan, J.F., & Burnet, P.W. (2016). Psychobiotics and the Manipulation of Bacteria–Gut–Brain Signals. Trends in Neurosciences, 39(9), 614-624.

Kao, A. C. C., Harty, S., & Burnet, P. W. J. (2016). The Influence of Prebiotics on Neurobiology and Behavior. International Review of Neurobiology131, 21-48.

Pre- 2016

Murphy, P.R., Robertson, I.H., Harty, S., & O’Connell, R.G. (2015). Neural evidence accumulation persists after choice to inform metacognitive judgments. eLife: e11946.

Harty, S., Robertson, I.H., Miniussi, C., Sheehy, O.C., Devine, C.A., McCreery, S., & O’Connell, R.G. (2014). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation over Right Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Enhances Error Awareness in Older Age. The Journal of Neuroscience34(10), 3646-3652.

Harty, S., O’Connell, R.G., Hester, R., & Robertson, I.H. (2013). Older adults have diminished awareness of errors in the laboratory and daily life. Psychology and aging28(4).