Professor Krish Singh - BSc Dunelm, PhD Open


Research group:
Cognitive science
029 208 74690
CUBRIC, Maindy Road

Research summary

My main research interest is in non-invasive functional imaging of the human brain using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and Magnetoencephalography (MEG). I have a specific focus on vision and the underlying neurophysiology of MEG and BOLD-fMRI signals. A recently developed interest has been the dependency of these measures on GABAergic inhibition.

Teaching summary

Module leader for PS3209: “Structural & Functional Neuroimaging. This is a course which is designed to give students with a Psychology or Life-Sciences background an insight into the principles behind modern non-invasive neuroimaging techniques. Topics covered include: The principles of MRI and structural imaging, DTI, fMRI, TMS, neurophysiology, EEG and MEG.

Selected publications (2014 onwards)


Online publications

Full list of publications



Research topics and related papers

The main research areas I am currently involved in are:

The relationship between the BOLD response, as measured with fMRI, and oscillatory power changes in the cortex, as measured with MEG.

The role of GABAergic inhibition in determining oscillatory dynamics and performance on behavioural tasks.

The application of non-invasive neuroimaging to clinical conditions such as Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Schizophrenia and depression.

Functional Neuroimaging of visual motion processing in human visual cortex. This includes low-level visual tasks such as spatio-temporal frequency tuning, velocity tuning, contrast and motion coherency.

The functional significance and inter-relationship of Alpha, Beta and Gamma oscillations in human visual cortex.

Anatomical MRI of the 3D shape of the human eye in conditions such as myopia.

Analysis and visualisation methods for the processing of MEG and fMRI data.


£99,980 from Epilepsy Research UK. Magnetoencephalographic measures of abnormal sensory oscillations: A new window on photosensitive epilepsy. (2010-2012). Hamandi, Singh and Muthukumaraswamy.

£195,000 from the Welsh Assembly Government (A4B): The Integrated Brain Imaging and Stimulation Project (IBIS). (2010-2013). Chambers, Singh, Wise, Jones and Jiles.

£165,000 from Bristol Research into Alzheimer’s and Care of the Elderly: Characterizing the functional and anatomical integrity of visual attention-related processing in Alzheimer’s disease. (2010-2012). Tales, Singh, Bayer, Jones and O’Sullivan.

£113,039 from The Waterloo Foundation: Advanced Neuro-imaging in BECTS. (2010-2012). Hamandi, Singh et al.

£159,000 from the Wales Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience: 11 project awards from 2006-2009.

£4M from the Wellcome Trust: 4 yr PhD programme in integrative neuroscience. (2008-2014). Lead Applicants: Aggleton and Crunelli.

£426,191 from the Wellcome Trust: See it, grab it: Control of automatic sensorimotor behaviour in health and disease. (2009-2012)Sumner, Husain, Singh and Rafal.

£99,749 from EPSRC (EP/D039460/1) The development of MEG source reconstruction methods through models of human retinotopy. (2006-2008) Barnes, Hillebrand and Singh.

£400,000 from the Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research: The Establishment of a functional imaging facility for humane research. (2004-2009) Furlong and Singh.

£789,096 from BBSRC (BBSB15562): Dynamics of Integrative Neural Processes Within the Human Visual Cortex. (2004-2009) Holliday, Green, Anderson, Barnes, Furlong, Hillebrand, Singh.

£176,933 from BBSRC (BBSB08035): Synthetic Aperture Magnetometry Studies of Stimulus Related Oscillatory Power Changes in Human Visual Cortex. (2004-2007). Singh.

£52,093 from the Wellcome Trust (#066975): The transformation of spatial information between visual areas in the human cerebral cortex. (2002-2003) Smith, Singh and Roberts.

£138,235 from the Wellcome Trust (#005653): An investigation of the visual areas of the human cerebral cortex. (1999-2002) Smith and Singh.

Research group

Imaging Science

Research collaborators

Derek Jones (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Richard Wise (Psychology, Cardiff University)

Suresh Muthukumaraswamy (Cardiff University)
Petroc Sumner (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Tom Freeman (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Simon Rushton (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Gavin Perry (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Aline Bompas (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Fred Boy (Psychology, Cardiff University)
John Evans (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Nick Puts (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Khalid Hamandi (Medicine, Cardiff University)
Mike O’ Sullivan (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Ed Wilding (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Chris Chambers (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Natalia Lawrence (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Dave McGonigle (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Matt Mundy (Psychology, Cardiff University)
James Walters (Psychology, Cardiff University)
Paul Keedwell (Medicine, Cardiff University)
Mike Owen (Medicine, Cardiff University)

Jenni Swettenham (Psychiatry, Oxford)
Ella Hinton (Bristol University)
Kim Shapiro
David Linden (Bangor)
Helen Morgan (Bangor)
Zhao Fan (Bangor)
Emmanuel Pothos (City University, London)
Gareth Barnes (UCL)
Andy Smith (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Andrea Tales (Swansea University)
Iain Gilchrist (Bristol University)
Kris Kinsey (UWE, Bristol)
Richard Edden (Johns Hopkins)
Bill Gaetz (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia)


Postgraduate research interests

I am interested in supervising PhD projects in multi-modal functional neuroimaging methods and applications (MEG and fMRI), with a specific focus on vision and the underlying neurophysiology of MEG and BOLD-fMRI signals. A recent developing interest has been the dependency of these measures on GABAergic inhibition.

If you are interested in applying for a PhD, or for further information regarding my postgraduate research, please contact me directly (contact details available on the 'Overview' page), or submit a formal application here.

Current students

Ben Dunkley. MEG and fMRI of eye movements and the human visual motion system
Sian Griffiths. MEG and MRI studies of visual perception in healthy controls and patients
Loes Koelwijn. MEG and MRI applied to vision and attention (visiting from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia).

Previous students

Ian Fawcett. Ph.D. (2005).

Undergraduate education

1984 – 1987: Collingwood College, University of Durham. B.Sc. in Physics (First Class Hons.)

Postgraduate education

1987 – 1991: Department of Physics, The Open University, Milton Keynes. Ph.D. in Physics.


2000 - 2005: Senior Lecturer, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University.

1998 - 2000: Lecturer. MARIARC, School of Medicine, Liverpool University.

1996 - 1998: Research Fellow. Psychology, Royal Holloway College, University of London.

1992 - 1996: Research Fellow. Department of Vision Sciences, Aston University, Birmingham.

1991 - 1992: Research Fellow. Department of Physics, The Open University, Milton Keynes.