Tom Bullock


Tom Bullock first arrived at the UCSB Attention Lab as a visiting graduate student in 2011.  At the time, Tom was in the final year of his PhD at the University of Sheffield, UK.  Having obtained his doctorate, Tom returned to UCSB to take up a postdoctoral research position in the lab in 2012.

The main focus of Tom’s research at UCSB is investigating how physical and mental stress influence human attention and decision-making processes.  He uses behavioral measures as well as neuroimaging techniques to understand how stress impacts upon human performance and underlying neural activity. 

Tom is currently working on projects that use EEG to investigate how different stages of information processing are affected during an acute bout of cycling exercise.  He is also researching how fluctuation in patterns of neural activation can be used to predict performance failures. 

Published Articles

Bullock, T. W., Elliott, J. C., Serences, J. T., & Giesbrecht, B. (in press). Acute exercise modulates feature selective responses in human cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Bullock, T. W., Cecotti, H., & Giesbrecht, B. (2015). Electrophysiological evidence that acute exercise modulates multiple stages of information processing. Neuroscience, 307, 138-150.

Bullock, T., & Giesbrecht, B. (2014).  Acute exercise and aerobic fitness influence selective attention during visual search.  Frontiers in Psychology, 5(11), 1-11.

Freeth, M., Bullock, T., & Milne, E. (2012).  The distribution of and relationship between autistic traits and social anxiety in a UK student population. Autism, 17(5), 571-81.

Email: thomas<dot>bullock@psych<dot>ucsb<dot>edu