Dr Oscar Ferrante BA, MSc, PhD

Dr Oscar Ferrante

School of Psychology
Postdoctoral Researcher

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School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT


PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience (University of Verona, Italy)

BA and MSc in Psychology (University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy)


Dr Oscar Ferrante graduated in Psychology from the University of Chieti-Pescara (Italy) and subsequently obtained his PhD in Neuroscience, Psychological and Psychiatric Sciences from the University of Verona (Italy). In February 2019, he joined ProfessorOle Jensen's Neuronal Oscillations Group. Since 2020, he is one of the members of the Cogitate adversarial collaboration (https://www.arc-cogitate.com/).


Oscar's studies aim to unveil how the brain uses past experience to improve the deployment of attentional resources. He is also interested in how consciousness arises from neural activity.

  • Distractor suppression
  • Statistical learning
  • Rewards
  • Brain oscillations
  • MEG
  • Open science
  • Consciousness


Ferrante, O., Liu, L., Minarik, T., Gorska, U., Ghafari, T., Luo, H., & Jensen, O. (2022). FLUX: A pipeline for MEG analysis. NeuroImage, 119047.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2022.119047

Ferrante, O., Patacca, A., Di Caro, V., Della Libera, C., Santandrea, E., & Chelazzi, L. (2018). Altering spatial priority maps via statistical learning of target selection and distractor filtering. Cortex, 102, 67-95.

Scopus ID: 57196357

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