Benwell, Christopher


  • 386 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
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Personal profile


I obtained my Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Glasgow in 2016 and spent time as a research assistant at the Berenson-Allen Centre for Non-invasive Brain Stimulation (Harvard Medical School) and as a postdoc at the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (University of Glasgow). In January 2019, I joined the Psychology Department within the School of Social Sciences at the University of Dundee as a Lecturer in Psychology.

My research interests are predominantly in cognitive neuroscience, neuropsychology and decision-making. In my lab, we employ visual psychophysics, electroencephalography (EEG) and psychometric testing (either alone or in combination) to investigate perceptual and metacognitive decision-making in health, aging and disease.



  • BF Psychology
  • metacognition
  • perception
  • EEG
  • neuropsychology
  • attention
  • QP Physiology
  • neural oscillations
  • ERPs

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Projects 2019 2021

Research Output 2013 2020

  • 386 Citations
  • 11 h-Index
  • 18 Article

EEG spectral power abnormalities and their relationship with cognitive dysfunction in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and type 2 diabetes

Benwell, C. S. Y., Davila-Perez, P., Fried, P. J., Jones, R. N., Travison, T. G., Santarnecchi, E., Pascual-Leone, A. & Shafi, M. M., Jan 2020, In : Neurobiology of Aging. 85, p. 83-95 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Alzheimer Disease
5 Citations (Scopus)
137 Downloads (Pure)

Efficacy of home-based visuomotor feedback training in stroke patients with chronic hemispatial neglect

Rossit, S., Benwell, C. S. Y., Szymanek, L., Learmonth, G., McKernan-Ward, L., Corrigan, E., Muir, K., Reeves, I., Duncan, G., Birschel, P., Roberts, M., Livingstone, K., Jackson, H., Castle, P. & Harvey, M., 7 Feb 2019, In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 29, 2, p. 251-272 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Perceptual Disorders
Activities of Daily Living
10 Citations (Scopus)
105 Downloads (Pure)

Frequency and power of human alpha oscillations drift systematically with time-on-task

Benwell, C., London, R. E., Tagliabue, C. F., Veniero, D., Gross, J., Keitel, C. & Thut, G., 15 May 2019, In : NeuroImage. 192, p. 101-114 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
10 Citations (Scopus)

Stimulus-driven brain rhythms within the alpha band: The attentional-modulation conundrum

Keitel, C., Keitel, A., Benwell, C., Daube, C., Thut, G. & Gross, J., 17 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Neuroscience. 39, 16, p. 3119-3129 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Alpha Rhythm
Photic Stimulation
Visual Evoked Potentials
1 Citation (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)

The EEG signature of sensory evidence accumulation during decision formation closely tracks subjective perceptual experience

Tagliabue, C. F., Veniero, D., Benwell, C. S. Y., Cecere, R., Savazzi, S. & Thut, G., 20 Mar 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, p. 1-12 12 p., 4949.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Evoked Potentials
Decision Making

Activities 2017 2019

  • 2 Editorial activity
  • 1 Invited talk

The relationship between alpha-band neural oscillations and visual perception

Christopher Benwell (Speaker)
27 Nov 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

European Journal of Neuroscience (Journal)

Christopher Benwell (Editorial board member)
10 Dec 20191 Aug 2020

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Christopher Benwell (Editorial board member)
4 Apr 20173 Apr 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity