image1Biographical Info:

I received a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College in 2016. During my undergraduate degree, I volunteered as a research assistant in TILDA and in The Infant and Child Research Lab in the TCD Department of Psychology. I began working as a Research Assistant in the O’Connell lab in the Summer of 2016 and I started my PhD in September 2017. My research focuses on the role of prediction in sensory processing.

Research Interests:

  • Priors and sensory prediction
  • Perceptual decision making
  • Visual Processing
  • Predictive processing


Walsh KS, McGovern DP, Clark A & O’Connell RG (2020). Evaluating the neurophysiological evidence for predictive processing as a model of perception. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Farina FR, Pragulbickaitė G, Bennett M, Judd C, Walsh K, Mitchell S, … & Whelan R (2019). Contralateral Delay Activity is not a robust marker of cognitive function in older adults at risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment. European Journal of Neuroscience.

Walsh KS & McGovern, D. P. (2018). Expectation Suppression Dampens Sensory Representations of Predicted Stimuli. Journal of Neuroscience38(50), 10592-10594.

McGovern DP, Walsh KS, Bell J & Newell FN (2017). Individual differences in context-dependent effects reveal common mechanisms underlying the direction aftereffect and direction repulsion. Vision Research.