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Dr Heike Elchlepp

Dr Heike Elchlepp

Lecturer

 01392 264637

 Washington Singer 235

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

 Office hours:

Mondays 1 - 2 pm: https://Universityofexeter.zoom.us/j/95900240876?pwd=aFhPa1RBTVNpNkVHTXFQRi96VnMwdz09; Meeting ID: 959 0024 0876; Password: 484469

and Fridays 10.30 - 11.30: https://Universityofexeter.zoom.us/j/99403798243?pwd=bFEvQmlMU0htY2xhbmNaZ04yMVljQT09; Meeting ID: 994 0379 8243; Password: 959428

It is always useful to email me beforehand and make an appointment to avoid having to wait because I'm with another student. We can also arrange to meet in person.

Overview

I completed my PhD in 2011 at Exeter under the supervision of Prof. Stephen Monsell and Dr. Aureliu Lavric. My thesis investigated how the brain organises itself to perform the many tasks it is capable of and how it switches flexibly among them. In addition to the recruitment of active cognitive control, our capability to switch tasks efficiently also depends on passive processes such as priming, associative retrieval and interference. Together with behavioural measures I use electro-encephalography (EEG), which records electrical activity on the scalp that results from voltage fluctuations when our nerve cells communicate. With this online measure of brain activity, I examined at what time in the chain of task processing interference and priming show their effect.

In June 2012, I was awarded a postdoctoral Fellowship by the ESRC. This project was aimed at developing a computational model that can explain the ERP components typically found in ERP studies of task switching.

In collaboration with my colleagues in the cognition group I have worked on projects combining EEG with eye-tracking, and with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

From 2013 to April 2016 I worked on a project with Prof. Frederick Verbruggen (funded by the European Research Council), which investigated the proactive and reactive control processes that enable goal-directed behaviour, in particular behavioural change. We used EEG to examine the subcomponents of action updating and response inhibition and how they are implemented in the brain. We are now investigating how emotional information influences those subcomponents.

Since May 2016 I am a lecturer in Psychology. My latest project, funded by the British Academy, looked at whether and how mindfulness meditation affects different aspects of attentional control.

Qualifications

BSc Psychology, University of Exeter, 2006

MSc Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter, 2007

PhD (Cognitive Neuroscience), University of Exeter, 2011

Research group links

Research

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Elchlepp H, Verbruggen F (2017). How to withhold or replace a prepotent response: an analysis of the underlying control processes and their temporal dynamics. Biological Psychology, 123, 250-268. Full text.
Elchlepp H, Best M, Lavric A, Monsell S (2017). Shifting Attention Between Visual Dimensions as a Source of Switch Costs. Psychological Science, 28(4), 470-481. Abstract.  Full text.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Chambers CD, Verbruggen F (2016). Proactive inhibitory control: a general biasing account. Cognitive Psychology, 86, 27-61. Full text.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). A change of task prolongs early processes: evidence from ERPs in lexical tasks. J Exp Psychol Gen, 144(2), 299-325. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Elchlepp H, Rumball F, Lavric A (2013). A brain-potential correlate of task-set conflict. Psychophysiology, 50(3), 314-323. Abstract.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Mizon G, Monsell S (2012). A brain-potential study of preparation for and execution of a task-switch with stimuli that afford only the relevant task. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 1137-1154. Abstract.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Elchlepp H, Monsell S, Lavric A (In Press). How Task Set and Task Switching Modulate Perceptual Processes: is Recognition of Facial Emotion an Exception?. Journal of Cognition Full text.
Rastle K, Lavric A, Elchlepp H, Crepaldi D (In Press). Processing Differences Across Regular and Irregular Inflections Revealed Through ERPs. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance Abstract.  Full text.
Longman CS, Elchlepp H, Monsell S, Lavric A (2021). Serial or parallel proactive control of components of task-set? a task-switching investigation with concurrent EEG and eye-tracking. Neuropsychologia, 160 Abstract.  Author URL.
Civile C, Cooke A, Liu X, McLaren R, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Milton F, McLaren I (2020). The effect of tDCS on recognition depends on stimulus generalization: Neuro-stimulation can predictably enhance or reduce the face inversion effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 46, 83-98. Full text.
Lavric A, Clapp A, East A, Elchlepp H, Monsell S (2018). Is preparing for a language switch like preparing for a task switch? (Article). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition Full text.
Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren RP, Galang CM, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2018). The effect of scrambling upright and inverted faces on the N170. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Full text.
Elchlepp H, Verbruggen F (2017). How to withhold or replace a prepotent response: an analysis of the underlying control processes and their temporal dynamics. Biological Psychology, 123, 250-268. Full text.
Elchlepp H, Best M, Lavric A, Monsell S (2017). Shifting Attention Between Visual Dimensions as a Source of Switch Costs. Psychological Science, 28(4), 470-481. Abstract.  Full text.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Chambers CD, Verbruggen F (2016). Proactive inhibitory control: a general biasing account. Cognitive Psychology, 86, 27-61. Full text.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). A change of task prolongs early processes: evidence from ERPs in lexical tasks. J Exp Psychol Gen, 144(2), 299-325. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rastle K, Lavric A, Elchlepp H, Crepaldi D (2015). Processing Differences Across Regular and Irregular Inflections Revealed Through ERPs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Abstract.
Leiva A, Parmentier FBR, Elchlepp H, Verbruggen F (2015). Reorienting the mind: the impact of novel sounds on go/no-go performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41(5), 1197-1202. Full text.
Civile C, Zhao D, Ku Y, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2014). Perceptual learning and inversion effects: Recognition of prototype-defined familiar checkerboards. J Exp Psychol Anim Learn Cogn, 40(2), 144-161. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Elchlepp H, Rumball F, Lavric A (2013). A brain-potential correlate of task-set conflict. Psychophysiology, 50(3), 314-323. Abstract.
Elchlepp, H. Rumball, F. Lavric A (2013). A brain-potential correlate of task-set conflict. Psychophysiology, 50, 314-323.
Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Mizon G, Monsell S (2012). A brain-potential study of preparation for and execution of a task-switch with stimuli that afford only the relevant task. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 1137-1154. Abstract.
Lavric A, Elchlepp H, Rastle K (2012). Tracking hierarchical processing in morphological decomposition with brain potentials. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 38(4), 811-816. Abstract.  Author URL.

Conferences

Best M, Elchlepp H, Verbruggen F (2014). EARLY MODULATION OF EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS IN ASSOCIATIVELY-MEDIATED RESPONSE INHIBITION.  Author URL.
Elchlepp H, Chambers CD, Lavric A, Verbruggen F (2014). EXECUTIVE CONTROL OF ACTIONS EXAMINED WITH BRAIN POTENTIALS.  Author URL.
Verbruggen F, Elchlepp H (2014). PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE STOPPING: AN ATTENTIONAL ACCOUNT.  Author URL.

Publications by year


In Press

Elchlepp H, Monsell S, Lavric A (In Press). How Task Set and Task Switching Modulate Perceptual Processes: is Recognition of Facial Emotion an Exception?. Journal of Cognition Full text.
Rastle K, Lavric A, Elchlepp H, Crepaldi D (In Press). Processing Differences Across Regular and Irregular Inflections Revealed Through ERPs. Journal of Experimental Psychology Human Perception & Performance Abstract.  Full text.

2021

Longman CS, Elchlepp H, Monsell S, Lavric A (2021). Serial or parallel proactive control of components of task-set? a task-switching investigation with concurrent EEG and eye-tracking. Neuropsychologia, 160 Abstract.  Author URL.

2020

Civile C, Cooke A, Liu X, McLaren R, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Milton F, McLaren I (2020). The effect of tDCS on recognition depends on stimulus generalization: Neuro-stimulation can predictably enhance or reduce the face inversion effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 46, 83-98. Full text.

2018

Lavric A, Clapp A, East A, Elchlepp H, Monsell S (2018). Is preparing for a language switch like preparing for a task switch? (Article). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition Full text.
Lavric A, Clapp A, East A, Elchlepp H, Monsell S (2018). Is preparing for a language switch like preparing for a task switch? (Dataset).  Full text.
Civile C, Elchlepp H, McLaren RP, Galang CM, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2018). The effect of scrambling upright and inverted faces on the N170. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Full text.

2017

Elchlepp H, Verbruggen F (2017). How to withhold or replace a prepotent response: an analysis of the underlying control processes and their temporal dynamics. Biological Psychology, 123, 250-268. Full text.
Elchlepp H, Best M, Lavric A, Monsell S (2017). Shifting Attention Between Visual Dimensions as a Source of Switch Costs. Psychological Science, 28(4), 470-481. Abstract.  Full text.

2016

Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Chambers CD, Verbruggen F (2016). Proactive inhibitory control: a general biasing account. Cognitive Psychology, 86, 27-61. Full text.

2015

Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Monsell S (2015). A change of task prolongs early processes: evidence from ERPs in lexical tasks. J Exp Psychol Gen, 144(2), 299-325. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Rastle K, Lavric A, Elchlepp H, Crepaldi D (2015). Processing Differences Across Regular and Irregular Inflections Revealed Through ERPs. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance Abstract.
Leiva A, Parmentier FBR, Elchlepp H, Verbruggen F (2015). Reorienting the mind: the impact of novel sounds on go/no-go performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41(5), 1197-1202. Full text.

2014

Best M, Elchlepp H, Verbruggen F (2014). EARLY MODULATION OF EVENT-RELATED POTENTIALS IN ASSOCIATIVELY-MEDIATED RESPONSE INHIBITION.  Author URL.
Elchlepp H, Chambers CD, Lavric A, Verbruggen F (2014). EXECUTIVE CONTROL OF ACTIONS EXAMINED WITH BRAIN POTENTIALS.  Author URL.
Verbruggen F, Elchlepp H (2014). PROACTIVE AND REACTIVE STOPPING: AN ATTENTIONAL ACCOUNT.  Author URL.
Civile C, Zhao D, Ku Y, Elchlepp H, Lavric A, McLaren IPL (2014). Perceptual learning and inversion effects: Recognition of prototype-defined familiar checkerboards. J Exp Psychol Anim Learn Cogn, 40(2), 144-161. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Elchlepp H, Rumball F, Lavric A (2013). A brain-potential correlate of task-set conflict. Psychophysiology, 50(3), 314-323. Abstract.
Elchlepp, H. Rumball, F. Lavric A (2013). A brain-potential correlate of task-set conflict. Psychophysiology, 50, 314-323.

2012

Elchlepp H, Lavric A, Mizon G, Monsell S (2012). A brain-potential study of preparation for and execution of a task-switch with stimuli that afford only the relevant task. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 1137-1154. Abstract.
Lavric A, Elchlepp H, Rastle K (2012). Tracking hierarchical processing in morphological decomposition with brain potentials. J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform, 38(4), 811-816. Abstract.  Author URL.

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