Alexandra Krugliak

Alexandra Krugliak

School of Psychology

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Alexandra's main research interest is how the brain represents information that is processed by different sensory modalities and how it combines this information into a unified percept. In Alexandra's doctoral research she is investigating interactions between the auditory and visual modalities in the perceptual processing hierarchy using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Psychophysics.



  • BSc Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University 
  • MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University




Before Alexandra started her degree at the University of Birmingham she studied Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Maastricht (The Netherlands). During the Master’s degree she worked for eight months with Niko Kriegeskorte and Arjen Alink at the MRC CBU in Cambridge on auditory motion capturing and decoding of orientation patterns from human visual cortex using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Multivariate Pattern Analysis and Psychophysics. After this period she worked for two months as research assistant with Hedwig Gockel and Bob Carlyon investigating the modulation rate specific adaptation in the frequency following response.

Doctoral research

PhD title

Neural basis of audiovisual integration


Research groups

Computational Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab

Research interests

Multisensory Integration, Computational Neuroscience, Object Perception, Perceptual Learning, fMRI, MVPA, Multi-modal Imaging


Krugliak, A. & Noppeney, U. (2015). Synaesthetic interactions across vision and audition. Neuropsychologia, 88, 65-73

Gockel, H. E., Krugliak, A., Plack, C. J. & Carlyon, R. P. (2015). Specificity of the Human Frequency Following Response for Carrier and Modulation Frequency Assessed Using Adaptation. Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology, 16, 747-762

Alink, A., Krugliak, A., Walther, A. & Kriegeskorte, N. (2013)  fMRI orientation decoding in V1 does not require global maps or globally coherent orientation stimuli. Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 1-14

Alink, A., Euler, F., Galeano, E., Krugliak, A., Singer, W. & Kohler, A. (2012). Auditory motion capturing ambiguous visual motion. Frontiers in Psychology, 2, 1-8

Blokland, A., Ten Oever, S., van Gorp, D., van Draanen, M., Schmidt, T., Nguyen, E., Krugliak, A., Napoletano, A., Keuter, S. & Klinkenberg, I. (2012). The use of test battery assessing affective behavior in rats: order effects. Behavioural Brain Research, 1, 16-21