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Jade Jackson
Research staff
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I use a combination of neurostimulation (TMS) and neuroimaging (fMRI/MEG) techniques to investigate selective attention in the human brain. My previous work has focused on how and where task-relevant information comes to be prioritised in the brain (Jackson et al. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2017Jackson et al. Cortex, 2018), and the causal influence of disrupting this prioritisation on information coding across the brain (Jackson et al., Communications Biology, 2021). My current projects involve disentangling the relationship between enhancement vs inhibition using fMRI-MVPA, using concurrent TMS-fMRI to causally link information coding to behaviour, and improving methodological aspects of TMS-fMRI. 

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Methods day 2019: The promise and challenges of concurrent TMS-fMRI


Jackson, J. B.
, Feredoes, E., Rich, A. N., Lindner, M., & Woolgar, A. (2021). Concurrent neuroimaging and neurostimulation reveals a causal role for dlPFC in coding of task-relevant information. Communications biology4(1), 1-16.

Makovac, E., Venezia, A., Hohenschurz‐Schmidt, D., Dipasquale, O., Jackson, J. B., Medina, S., ... & Howard, M. A. (2021). The association between pain‐induced autonomic reactivity and descending pain control is mediated by the periaqueductal grey. The Journal of physiology, 599(23), 5243-5260.

Jelen, L., Lythgoe, D., Jackson, J. B., Howard, M., Stone, J., & Egerton, A. (2021). Imaging Brain Glx Dynamics in Response to Pressure Pain Stimulation: A 1H-fMRS Study. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12.

Jackson, J. B., O'Daly, O., Makovac, E., Medina, S., de Lara Rubio, A., McMahon, S. B., ... & Howard, M. A. (2020). Noxious pressure stimulation demonstrates robust, reliable estimates of brain activity and self-reported pain. NeuroImage221, 117178.

Hohenschurz-Schmidt, D. J., Calcagnini, G., Dipasquale, O., Jackson, J. B., Medina, S., O’Daly, O., ... & Howard, M. A. (2020). Linking pain sensation to the autonomic nervous system: the role of the anterior cingulate and periaqueductal gray resting-state networks. Frontiers in neuroscience14, 147.

Makovac, E., Dipasquale, O., Jackson, J. B., Medina, S., O'daly, O., O'muircheartaigh, J., ... & Howard, M. A. (2020). Sustained perturbation in functional connectivity induced by cold pain. European Journal of Pain24(9), 1850-1861.

Jackson, J. B., & Woolgar, A. (2018). Adaptive coding in the human brain: Distinct object features are encoded by overlapping voxels in frontoparietal cortex. cortex108, 25-34.

Jackson, J., Rich, A. N., Williams, M. A., & Woolgar, A. (2017). Feature-selective attention in frontoparietal cortex: multivoxel codes adjust to prioritize task-relevant information. Journal of cognitive neuroscience29(2), 310-321.

Larsson, J., Harrison, C., Jackson, J., Oh, S. M., & Zeringyte, V. (2017). Spatial scale and distribution of neurovascular signals underlying decoding of orientation and eye of origin from fMRI data. Journal of neurophysiology117(2), 818-835.

Woolgar, A., Jackson, J., & Duncan, J. (2016). Coding of visual, auditory, rule, and response information in the brain: 10 years of multivoxel pattern analysis. Journal of cognitive neuroscience28(10), 1433-1454.


Scrivener, C. L., Jackson, J. B., Correia, M. M., Mada, M., & Woolgar, A. (2021). Now you see it, now you don’t: optimal parameters for interslice stimulation in concurrent TMS-fMRI. bioRxiv.

CBSU publications
WOOLGAR, A., Jackson, J. B. (2018) Adaptive Coding in the human brain: Distinct object features are encoded by overlapping voxels in frontoparietal cortex, Cortex, 108:25-34 [Open Access]

Woolgar, A., Jackson, J. , & DUNCAN, J. (2016) Coding of visual, auditory, rule and response information in the brain: 10 years of multi-voxel pattern analysis, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 218, 1433-1454 [Read More]