Julia Fellrath

I am a postdoc researcher at MySpace Lab. My current research focuses on the electrophysiological correlates of the peripersonal space representation during socio-emotional interactions (project in collaboration Dr. Jandus’ group from the Ludwig Cancer Research, UNIL) and during modified states of consciousness (project in collaboration with Dr. Siclari’s group from the “Centre d’Investigation et de Recherche sur le Sommeil”, CHUV).


Before joining MySpace Lab, I worked as a postdoc researcher in Prof. Jason Mattingley’s Lab at the Queensland Brain Institute (Australia), thanks to an SNSF grant (“EarlyPostdoc.Mobility” fellowship, 2016-2018). My SNSF research project aimed to study the causal role of functional connectivity networks for visual perception by combining transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) and HD-EEG. I completed my PhD with Prof. Radek Ptak at the Cognitive Neurorehabilition Lab of the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG).

I’m also working as clinical neuropsychologist at the “Service de Neurologie” of the HUG.


  • Ptak, R., Schnider, A. and Fellrath, J. (2017). “The Dorsal Frontoparietal Network: A Core System for Emulated Action.” Trends Cognitive Science 21(8): 589-599.
  • Fellrath, J., Mottaz, A., Schnider, A., Guggisberg, A. G. and Ptak, R. (2016). “Theta-band functional connectivity in the dorsal fronto-parietal network predicts goal-directed attention.” Neuropsychologia 92: 20-30.
  • Pedrazzini, E., Fellrath, J., Theze, R. and Ptak, R. (2016). “Electrophysiological correlates of visual binding errors after bilateral parietal damage.” Neuroscience 337: 98-106.
  • Fellrath, J. and Ptak, R. (2015). “The role of visual saliency for the allocation of attention: Evidence from spatial neglect and hemianopia.” Neuropsychologia 73: 70-81.
  • Fellrath, J., Manuel, A. L. and Ptak, R. (2014). “Task relevance effects in electrophysiological brain activity: early, but not first.” Neuroimage 101: 68-75.
  • Ptak, R. and Fellrath, J. (2014). “Exploring the world with Balint syndrome: biased bottom-up guidance of gaze by local saliency differences.” Experimental Brain Research 232(4): 1233-1240.
  • Ptak, R. and Fellrath, J. (2013). “Spatial neglect and the neural coding of attentional priority.” Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 37(4): 705-722.
  • Fellrath, J., Blanche-Durbec, V., Schnider, A., Jacquemoud, A. S. and Ptak, R. (2012). “Visual search in spatial neglect studied with a preview paradigm.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6: 93.