Dr Myles Jones


School of Psychology

Senior Lecturer

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Dr Myles Jones
School of Psychology
Interdisciplinary Centre of the Social Sciences (ICOSS)
219 Portobello
S1 4DP
Research interests

Signal Processing and EEG

I spent two decades investigating the neurovascular coupling relationships that underpin blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) functional magnetic imaging (fMRI). I now use the signal processing techniques inherent in neurovascular research to analyse EEG and fMRI signals from cognitive neuroscience studies investigating differences in neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g. ASC with Professor Liz Milne) and underlying genetic syndromes (e.g. Copy Number Variants such as 16p11.2 & 22q11.2 with Dr Alisdair McNeil). Analyses include time frequency (e.g. Wavelets) and Entropy (e.g. MSE).

Individual Differences

Both EEG signals and psychophysical task performance differ in neurodevelopmental conditions and correlate with the corresponding traits in the general population. However, such traits are often correlated with one another and with general personality dimensions. As such, I am examining the interrelations between these personality variables and whether their relationships with EEG metrics and psychophysical task performance are unique

EEG and fMRI

Data is collected here in Sheffield (EEG) or obtained from ‘big data’ sets (EEG, FMRI). I am also using EEG to investigate the role of anticipation in Sports (with Professor Richard Rowe).

Neuromodulation (tDCS)

Using neuromodulation techniques (e.g. tDCS) to attempt to alter psychophysical task performance and EEG signals in neurotypical subjects can aid the interpretation of differences observed in neurodevelopmental conditions. I am also using tDCS to attempt to enhance working memory training and analysing clinical trial data that use tDCS to ameliorate tinnitus symptoms.



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Journal articles

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Journal articles


  • Jones M & Webb M (2004) "Electroencephalogram:Getting the big picture with EEGs”; “Positron Emission Tomography: Measuring Activity Indirectly with PET”; “Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging: The state of the Art”; “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: Turn On and Off Bits of the Brain” In Stafford T & Webb M (Ed.), Mind hacks (pp. 5-9). O'Reilly Media, Inc. RIS download Bibtex download

Conference proceedings papers

  • Berwick J, Patel P, Jones M, Boorman L, Sharp P, Harris S, Martin C & Bruyns-Haylett M (2016) COULD VASOMOTION BE AN EMERGENT EARLY BIOMARKER OF CEREBROVASCULAR DISEASE?. JOURNAL OF CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW AND METABOLISM, Vol. 36 (pp 241-242) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones M (2009) Ongoing neural activity and hemodynamics. PERCEPTION, Vol. 38 (pp 114-114) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jones M, Gias C, Martin C, Berwick J, Martindale J, Johnston D, Mayhew J & Coffey P (2002) Optical imaging of visual cortex in unanaesthetised rat. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, Vol. 43 (pp U1339-U1339) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Gias C, Jones M, Keegan D, Adamson P, Greenwood J, Lund RD, Martindale J, Johnston D, Mayhew J & Coffey P (2002) Optical imagine demonstrates amelioration of cortical visual function in dystrophic rats following transplantation of human immortalised RPE cells. INVESTIGATIVE OPHTHALMOLOGY & VISUAL SCIENCE, Vol. 43 (pp U201-U201) RIS download Bibtex download


Research group

Neuroscience and Cognition

Teaching activities

Examinations Officer

  • PSY 1003 Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology I
  • PSY 2003 Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology II
  • PSY 6305 Fundamentals of Cognition (Module Organiser)
  • PSY 6306 Fundamentals of Neuroscience

I am also involved in the scholarship of teaching and have published on the efficacy of inquiry based learning and students’ use of teaching spaces. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a University of Sheffield, Senate Fellow of Learning and Teaching Excellence.

Professional activities and memberships

Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health Theme Co-Lead, Neuroscience Research Institute

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