Department of Psychology

Dr George Stothart


10 West 2.22
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 38 6580


I joined the Department as a Lecturer in 2017. Prior to that I completed my PhD and post-doctoral research at the University of Bristol, using electroencephalography (EEG) to examine sensory and attentional processing in dementia patients and healthy older adults. My undergraduate degree was in Psychology at Swansea University.

I teach on the MSc Applied Clinical Psychology course, run the EEG laboratories and lead the Neurostim research group. I am also an Early Career Co-ordinator for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

My motivation as a researcher has always been to translate the findings of cognitive neuroscience into useful tools for clinicians and the wider world. My primary research focus is the development of a new EEG technique, known as Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation, for assessing cognitive deficits in dementia. In partnership with my collaborators I have developed a free toolbox allowing anyone to download and conduct their own Fast Periodic Visual Stimulation experiments.

In 2015 I was nominated for the Erik Kandel Young Neuroscientist Prize by Prof. Risto Näätänen of the University of Helsinki.

Research interests

  • Dementia
  • Electroencephalography
  • Ageing
  • Neurological disorders



Stothart, G., Quadflieg, S. and Milton, A., 2017. A fast and implicit measure of semantic categorisation using steady state visual evoked potentials. Neuropsychologia, 102, pp. 11-18.

Stothart, G. and Kazanina, N., 2016. Auditory perception in the aging brain: the role of inhibition and facilitation in early processing. Neurobiology of Aging, 47, pp. 23-34.

Stothart, G., Maynard, O., Lavis, R. and Munafò, M., 2016. Neural correlates of cigarette health warning avoidance among smokers. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 161, pp. 155-162.

Hedge, C., Stothart, G., Todd Jones, J., Rojas Frías, P., Magee, K. L. and Brooks, J. C. W., 2015. A frontal attention mechanism in the visual mismatch negativity. Behavioural Brain Research, 293, pp. 173-181.

Stothart, G., Kazanina, N., Näätänen, R., Haworth, J. and Tales, A., 2015. Early visual evoked potentials and mismatch negativity in Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 44 (2), pp. 397-408.

Stothart, G., Tales, A., Hedge, C. and Kazanina, N., 2014. Double peaked P1 visual evoked potentials in healthy ageing. Clinical Neurophysiology, 125 (7), pp. 1471-1478.

Stothart, G. and Kazanina, N., 2013. Oscillatory characteristics of the visual mismatch negativity:what evoked potentials aren’t telling us. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:, p. 426.

Stothart, G., Tales, A. and Kazanina, N., 2013. Evoked potentials reveal age-related compensatory mechanisms in early visual processing. Neurobiology of Aging, 34 (4), pp. 1302-1308.

Attwood, A. S., Scott-Samuel, N. E., Stothart, G. and Munafò, M. R., 2012. Glass shape influences consumption rate for alcoholic beverages. PLoS ONE, 7 (8), e43007.

St. Claire, L., Stothart, G., McKenna, L. and Rogers, P. J., 2010. Caffeine abstinence:an ineffective and potentially distressing tinnitus therapy. International Journal of Audiology, 49 (1), pp. 24-29.

Munafò, M. R., Stothart, G. and Flint, J., 2009. Bias in genetic association studies and impact factor. Molecular Psychiatry, 14 (2), pp. 119-120.

Sentinella, J., Stothart, G. and Keating, S., 2005. A survey of users of the Stroke Driver Screening Assessment. Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Published Project re, p. 31.

Conference or Workshop Items

Hedge, C., Stothart, G., Todd Jones, J. E. E., Frias, P. R., Magee, K., Leonards, U., Hinton, E. C., Andoh, J. and Brooks, J., 2013. The neural generators of visual mismatch:a shared frontal generator across modalities. In: Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, 2013, 2013-04-13 - 2013-04-16.


Stothart, G., 2013. Deficits and compensation in healthy ageing, mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease : a mismatch negativity study of visual, auditory and audiovisual processing. Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)).

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