Christina Thunberg

Doctoral Research Fellow - Department of Psychology
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Room S01-19
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations Kognitiv- og nevropsykologi

Academic Interests

  • Cognitive control and action control
  • Sensory, attentional and perceptual processes
  • Consciousness
  • Multimodal imaging (EEG, EMG, MR)
  • Research methods

How do we control our actions? Which subprocesses are important, and how do they shape each other?

The ability to cancel ongoing or prepotent actions is often seen as something willed and controlled, but less attention is given to the multitude of underlying processes contributing to this form of action control. The main purpose of my PhD project will be to dive deeper into the neural cascade of processes contributing to action cancellation. To what degree are these subprocesses controlled? Can control be automatized? And do we need conscious awareness of control signals to exert what we consider as control?

Research group

Multimodal Imaging and Cognitive Control lab (MICC lab)


PSY4340 - Internship 
PSY4310 - Research methods 1
PSY1300 - Cognitive psychology

Tags: Cognitive neuroscience


  • Fjermestad, Krister; Huster, Rene; Thunberg, Christina; Stokke, Simen; Gravholt, Claus H & Solbakk, Anne-Kristin (2020). Neuropsychological functions, sleep, and mental health in adults with Klinefelter syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part C, Seminars in Medical Genetics (AJMG).  ISSN 1552-4868.  184C, s 482- 492 . doi: 10.1002/ajmg.c.31797 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Huster, Rene; Messel, Mari Sælid; Thunberg, Christina & Raud, Liisa (2020). The P300 as marker of inhibitory control – Fact or fiction?. Cortex.  ISSN 0010-9452.  132, s 334- 348 . doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.05.021 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Thunberg, Christina; Messel, Mari Sælid; Raud, Liisa & Huster, Rene (2020). tDCS over the inferior frontal gyri and visual cortices did not improve response inhibition. Scientific Reports.  ISSN 2045-2322. . doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-62921-z Full text in Research Archive.
Published Nov. 20, 2019 10:18 AM - Last modified Feb. 4, 2021 3:55 PM