About me

I am a cognitive neuroscientist working on perception, action, consciousness, and science & society.

After undergrad and graduate studies at Oxford, and a postdoc in London, I have been at LMU Munich since 2009. I joined the Psychology department as an LMUexcellent Research Fellow. Then in 2015 I moved to Medicine, at both Neurology and the German Center for Vertigo and Balance Disorders. In 2020 my group moved to the CVBE, affiliated with both the Philosophy faculty and the Munich Center for Neurosciences. Our ongoing links with Psychology, Neurology and Philosophy reflect the interdisciplinary approach of cognitive neuroscience.

Areas of interest:
– perception and action, vestibular cognition, consciousness
– brain stimulation, mobile EEG, neurofeedback
– psychology, neuroscience, neurology, philosophy
– science and society, ethics, outreach, open science

I am working on:

– vestibular cognition: visual-vestibular interactions, perception of egomotion, vection, postural control, optokinetic responses

– active perception: action effects on perception, perception during movement and locomotion

– higher cognition: agency, conscious awareness, free selection, attention

– science and society: open science, ethics, public perception of science, outreach

– methodological developments: combined TMS-EEG, combined tACS-EEG, mobile EEG, Steady state evoked potentials


Full list: https://publons.com/researcher/1757038/paul-taylor/publications/

Recent publications:

Mastropasqua, A., Dowsett, J., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C.J. (2020). Right Frontal Eye Field has perceptual and oculomotor functions during optokinetic stimulation and nystagmus. Journal of Neurophysiology. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00468.2019.

Dowsett, J., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C. (2020). Mobile steady-state evoked potential recording: dissociable neural effects of real-world navigation and visual stimulation. Journal of Neuroscience Methods DOI: 10.1016/j.jneumeth.2019.108540.

Dowsett, J., Herrmann, C., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C. (2019). Shift in lateralization during illusory self-motion: EEG responses to visual flicker at 10 Hz and frequency-specific modulation by tACS. European Journal of Neuroscience DOI: 10.1111/ejn.14543.

Hilbert, S., McAssey, M., Bühner, M.,Schwaferts, P., Gruber, M., Goerigk, S., Taylor, P.C. (2019). Right hemisphere occipital rTMS impairs working memory in visualizers but not in verbalizers. Scientific Reports 9(1):6307

Willacker, L., Dowsett, J., Dieterich, M., Taylor, P.C. (2019). Egocentric processing in the roll plane and dorsal parietal cortex: A TMS-ERP study of the subjective visual vertical. Neuropsychologia 127:113-122.

Zinchenko, A., Conci, M., Taylor, P.C., Müller, H.J., Geyer, T (2019). Taking attention out of context: frontopolar transcranial magnetic stimulation abolishes the formation of new context memories for visual search. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31 (3): 442-452.

Taylor, P.C. (2018). Combining NIBS with EEG: what can it tell us about normal cognition? Current Behavioral Neuroscience Reports, 5 (2), 165-169.

Hell, F., Taylor, P.C., Mehrkens, J.H., Bötzel, K. (2018). Subthalamic stimulation, oscillatory activity and connectivity reveal functional role of STN and network mechanisms during decision making under conflict. Neuroimage, 171, 222-233.


Sept 22nd- 25th 2020: Paul will be chairing the session on combined NIBS-EEG at the upcoming virtual Brainbox Initiative conference, see https://brainbox-initiative.com/brainbox-initiative-conference-2020/

Sept 1st 2020: group officially moves to the CVBE & MCN! Looking forward to all the new collaborations, projects and discussions!

August 4th 2020: Paul chairs open science conference with speakers including Chris Allen, Til Ole Bergmann, Emily Sena, see https://brainbox-initiative.com/open-science/

May 28th 2020: congratulations to Angela Mastropasqua on successfully defending her PhD thesis! Well done Dr. Mastropasqua, and have a great time at your postdoc at the DRCMR in Denmark! https://www.drcmr.dk/about/stafflist