Dr Geoff Brookshire PhD

Dr Geoff Brookshire

School of Psychology
Research Fellow
Neural Oscillations Group

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Geoff Brookshire’s research focuses on the role of cortical oscillations in perception and cognition. In this work, he uses electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetoencephalography (MEG), along with computational simulations.


Geoff’s research has been funded by the William Orr Dingwall Foundation; the University of Chicago Center for Gesture, Sign, and Language; and the Robert and Colleen Haas Scholarship.


Geoff started his cognitive neuroscience trajectory as an undergraduate in Rich Ivry’s lab at UC Berkeley. He then worked as a research assistant at the MPI for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. Geoff completed his PhD work with Daniel Casasanto at the University of Chicago, with stops at the New School for Social Research and Cornell University.


  • Brookshire, G., & Casasanto, D. (2018). Approach motivation in human cerebral cortex. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 373(1752), 20170141.
  • Brookshire, G., Lu, J., Nusbaum, H. C., Goldin-Meadow, S., & Casasanto, D. (2017). Visual cortex entrains to sign language. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(24), 6352-6357.
  • Brookshire, G., & Casasanto, D. (2012). Motivation and motor control: hemispheric specialization for approach motivation reverses with handedness. PLoS One, 7(4), e36036.

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