Dr Rodika Sokoliuk

Dr Rodika Sokoliuk

School of Psychology
Postdoctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dr Rodika Sokoliuk is working as a postdoctoral researcher in Dr Simon Hanslmayr’s group, focusing on the role of alpha oscillations in visual attention. She is a member of one of the rare research teams, using the technique of co-registration of EEG and 7 Tesla fMRI.

See Dr Hanslmayr's Cognition and Oscillations Lab


Techniques: EEG; simultaneous EEG/fMRI; fMRI; psychophysics


Dr Rodika Sokoliuk graduated from Biology studies in Wuerzburg, Germany, before she went to Toulouse, France, where she did her PhD under the supervision of Dr Rufin VanRullen, working on the role of brain oscillations in human visual perception and attention. She subsequently moved to Birmingham, UK, where she is currently working on her first postdoctoral research project, focusing on the role of alpha oscillations in human attention. She therefore works in collaboration with the University of Nottingham on an innovative project using concurrent EEG and 7 Tesla fMRI.


ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1798-6657

Research interests

Brain oscillations; attention; visual perception; optical illusions; consciousness; memory


Sokoliuk R, and VanRullen R. "The Flickering Wheel Illusion: When α Rhythms Make a Static Wheel Flicker." The Journal of Neuroscience 33.33 (2013): 13498-13504.

Zoefel, B., and Sokoliuk, R. (2014). “Investigating the Rhythm of Attention on a Fine-Grained Scale: Evidence from Reaction Times.” The Journal of Neuroscience, 34(38), 12619-12621.

Sokoliuk R, and VanRullen R. (2016). "Global and local oscillatory entrainment of visual behavior across retinotopic space". Scientific Reports, 6:25132.

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