Cliodhna Quigley PhD

Senior Research Fellow, Department of Cognitive Biology

Research Unit Ornithology, Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna

The main focus of my current work is to use EEG in birds to better understand the female response to male courtship displays (ring doves, Streptopelia risoria). If courtship in birds is viewed as a form of biotic art, we can interpret the results in the context of neuroaesthetics.

I am also investigating multisensory processing in birds.

My previous work focused on visual attention in humans (whether top-down control of visual processing is altered in healthy old age) and non-human primates (whether cholinergic neuromodulation mediates top-down attention effects in visual cortex), and multisensory integration in humans.

List of Publications

Keitel, C.*, Quigley, C.*, & Ruhnau, P. (2014). Stimulus-Driven Brain Oscillations in the Alpha
Range: Entrainment of Intrinsic Rhythms or Frequency-Following Response? Journal of
Neuroscience, 34(31): 10137-10140. [* equal contribution]
Attention and Ageing
Quigley, C., & Müller, M.M. (2014). Feature-selective attention in healthy old age: a selective
decline in selective attention? Journal of Neuroscience, 34(7), 2471-6.
Quigley, C., Andersen, S.K., & Müller, M.M. (2012). Keeping focused: Sustained spatial selective
visual attention is maintained in healthy old age. Brain Research, 1469, 24-34.
Quigley, C., Andersen, S.K., Schulze, L., Grunwald, M. & Müller, M.M. (2010). Feature-selective
attention: evidence for a decline in old age. Neuroscience Letters, 474(1), 5-8.
Mechanisms of Visual Attention
Walter, S., Quigley, C., & Müller, M.M. (2014). Competitive interactions of attentional resources in
early visual cortex during sustained visuospatial attention within or between visual hemifields:
evidence for the different-hemifield advantage. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(5), 938-54.
Keitel, C., Andersen, S.K., Quigley, C., & Müller, M.M. (2013). Independent effects of attentional
gain control and competitive interactions on visual stimulus processing. Cerebral Cortex, 23(4),
Walter, S., Quigley, C., Andersen, S.K., & Müller, M.M. (2012). Effects of overt and covert attention
on the steady-state visual evoked potential. Neuroscience Letters, 519(1), 37-41.
Multisensory processing
Schall, S., Quigley, C., Onat, S., & König, P. (2009). Visual stimulus locking of EEG is modulated
by temporal congruency of auditory stimuli. Experimental Brain Research, 198(2-3), 137-151.
Quigley, C., Onat, S., Harding, S., Cooke, M., & König, P. (2008). Audio-visual integration during
overt visual attention. Journal of Eye Movement Research, 1(2):4, 1-18.
Veith, V.K., Quigley, C., & Treue, S. (2016). A pressure injection system for investigating the
neuropharmacology of information processing in awake behaving macaque monkey cortex.
Journal of Visualized Experiments, (109)
Quigley, C. (2014). Visual attention and consciousness (Book review). Perception, 43(6), 595-596.
Quigley, C. (2014). Keeping focused: Selective attention and its effect on visual processing in
healthy old age. Leipzig Series in Brain Cognition and Language. ISBN 978-3-86583-722-6
Steger, J., & Quigley, C. (2007). Designing experiments with Python: Using PyTrack to run your
eyetracking experiment. Technical report, Neurobiopsychology research group, Institute of
Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrueck.