Dr. Dejan Draschkow
Dr. Dejan Draschkow



I am a Departmental Lecturer

University of Oxford.

My work focuses on understanding the interactions between attention and memory. That includes understanding how attention is directed in memory and what the nature of this memory space is. But also, how memory representations are formed, modulated, and used in a predictive fashion when guiding behaviour. My investigations focus on ecologically valid and naturalistic behaviour, using psychophysics, eye-tracking, EEG, and Virtual Reality.


I teach Cognitive Psychology and Statistical Theory & Experimental Methods for the Department for Experimental Psychology and St. John's College in Oxford. This includes lectures and seminars for B. Sc., M. Sc., and PhD students.


I am the Lead for Open Science at the Department for Experimental Psychology and part of the Open Neuroimaging Steering Group + Open Ambassador for the Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging at the University of Oxford.


Find out more about the things I am interested in at my current affiliations: Brain & Cognition Lab, Scene Grammar Lab, Icelandic Vision Lab and previous labs: Visual Attention Lab & Active Vision Lab.


Pronouns: he/him


early career excellent teacher award

Really beautiful and really personal! Thanks for this amazing award!

when natural behavior engages working memory

Have a look at how we use working memory during natural behavior in our new paper, this great commentary and the corresponding video abstract:

intro to online studies

Double-feature on online experimentation: 1) introductory paper and 2) hands-on practical resource for transitioning from in-lab to online experiments. We also have a short talk summarizing these resources (starting at 31 minutes 30 seconds).

search superiority

Have a look at our new insights into the incidental formation of memories in natural settings. The PDF is available in the Publications tab.

new review is out

Check out our new review on contextual influences on attention and perception and how theses are structured. The PDF is available in the Publications tab.

cluster-based permutation paper

I am unfortunately not on Twitter, but happy about the positive response to our new paper about the appropriate interpretation of cluster-based permutation tests.

brain & cognition lab

I appreciate the very warm welcome to Kia Nobre`s B&C lab @Oxford! Excited to start!

1822-teaching award

No words... Thanks!
More infos about the award and ceremony here, here and here.

new publication

Our new study just got published here, examining the capacity and detail of long-term memory representations after incidental encoding.

open scientific methods ebook for social and cognitive scientists

Thanks to WikiMedia Fellowship  the book I started together with Sage Boettcher, Martin Schultze & Jona Sassenhagen is getting a kick start! 

upcoming workshop

Soon I am offering an advanced mixed-models course in R @MPIAE.


In September I will be setting up a virtual reality lab in the Icelandic Vision Lab of the University of Iceland to investigate statistical distribution learning, thanks to a grant I got with Arni Kristjansson.

upcoming workshop

Very happy the demand was high and the feedback good! So here we go again, but this time @MPIAE. Find out more here.

upcoming workshop

Don't miss our "open and reproducible neuroscience using python" workshop. It is a satellite event of the 60th TEAP and is organized by Peer Heerholz's Open Science Initiative University of Marburg, as well as Michael Notter, Jona Sassenhagen and me: openreproneuro2018marburg.github.io

new publication

Check out our newest VR study, which shows how expectations about the environment shape the way we interact with objects, strengthen memories and speed search: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-16739-x

available dataset

We recently uploaded a huge dataset of over 13000 participants on OSF.  It is about gaming habits and psychological wellbeing.

Very different from what Marian Sauter and I are usually doing, but still might be valuable to other researchers.

visiting hours

Current visiting hours you can find here.

teaching prize

We were awarded with the YAVIS teaching prize of the Psychological faculty - voted for by all active students. We wish to thank all students for the motivation and enthusiasm they demonstrated throughout the year, as well as for the valuable feedback we received!

methods-week @ Goethe Univeristy

Goethe University Frankfurt is organizing a dedicated week for refreshing and updating methods skills of Bachelor students. I am offering a 2-day experimental programming workshop. 

Dates, schedule and courses you can look up here

blog post @ the Psychonomic Society

Anja Jamrozik wrote an article about our work which you can find here.

It is nicely written and very comprehensible for different audiences! Thanks!

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