Nora Turoman

Postdoctoral Researcher and Group Leader

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Brief Curriculum Vitae


2016 - 2020 PhD Neuroscience, University of Lausanne, CH
2015 - 2016 MSc Psychological Research, University of Oxford, UK
2012 - 2014 BSc (hons) Psychological Studies, Singapore branch of Cardiff Metropolitan University, SG


Professional Experience

since 2024 Postdoctoral Researcher and Junior Group Leader, Cognitive Aging lab, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV), University of Geneva

2020 - 2023

Postdoctoral Researcher and Junior Group Leader, Working Memory Cognition and Development lab, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Geneva
2014 - 2015 Research Assistant, Brain Language and Intersensory Perception (BLIP) lab, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, SG



Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship (2022-2024)


2023: Trainee Professional Development Award (TPDA), Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

2019: Flux pre-conference workshop stiped, Flux: the Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (funded by the Hope Lab and the Bezos Family Foundation)

2019: Lemanic Neuroscience Travel award, University of Lausanne


Registered reports

  1. Turoman, N., Vergauwe, E. (In press). The effect of Multisensory distraction on working memory: A role for task relevance? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Preprint. Preregistration. Open data and materials.

Peer-reviewed publications

  1. Turoman, N., Walter, E., & Vergauwe, E. (Under review). Children’s working memory is surprisingly robust to multisensory distraction. Developmental Science. Preprint. Open data, materials, and code.
  2. Turoman, N., Fiave, P.A., Zahnd, C., deBettencourt, M., & Vergauwe, E. (2024). Decoding the content of working memory in school-aged children. Cortex, 171, 136-152. Preprint. Open data, materials, and code.
  3. Turoman, N.*, Heyard, R.*, Schwab, S., Furrer, E., Vergauwe, E., & Held, L. (2023). Constructing and implementing PRECHECK: A checklist to evaluate preprints on COVID-19 and beyond. F1000Research, 12, 588. Preprint. Open data, materials, and code.
  4. Tivadar, R. I., Arnold, R. C., Turoman, N., Knebel, J. F., & Murray, M. M. (2022). Digital Haptics Improve Speed of Visual Search Performance in a Dual-Task Setting. Scientific Reports, 12, 9728.
  5. Turoman, N., Hautekiet, C., Jeanneret, S., Valentini, B., & Langerock, N. (2022). Open and reproducible practices in developmental psychology research: The workflow of the WomCogDev lab as an example. Infant and Child Development, e2333, 1-17. Preprint.
  6. Turoman, N., Tivadar, R. I., Retsa, C., Murray, M. M., and Matusz, P. (2021). Towards understanding how we pay attention in naturalistic visual search settings. NeuroImage, 244, 118556. Preprint.
  7. Turoman, N., Tivadar, R. I., Retsa, C., Maillard, A. M., Scerif, G., and Matusz, P. (2021). Uncovering the mechanisms of real-world attentional control over the course of primary education. Mind, Brain, and Education, 15(4), 344-353. Preprint.
  8. Turoman, N., Tivadar, R. I., Retsa, C., Maillard, A. M., Scerif, G., and Matusz, P. (2021). The development of attentional control mechanisms in multisensory environments. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 48, 100930. Preprint.
  9. Matusz, P., Turoman, N., Tivadar, R., Retsa, C., and Murray, M.M. (2019). Brain and cognitive mechanisms of top-down attentional control in a multisensory world: Benefits of electrical neuroimaging. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31(3), 412-430.
  10. Tivadar, R.I., Rouillard, T., Chappaz, C., Knebel, J.-F., Turoman, N., Anaflous, F., Roche, J., Matusz, P., and Murray, M.M. (2019). Mental Rotation of Digitally-Rendered Haptic Objects. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 13, 7.
  11. Tivadar, R.I., Retsa, C., Turoman, N., Matusz, P.-J., and Murray, M.M. (2018). Sounds enhance visual completion processes. Neuroimage, 179, 480-488.
  12. Turoman, N., Velasco, C., Chen, Y.-C., Huang, P.-C., and Spence, C. (2018). Symmetry and its role in the crossmodal correspondence between shape and taste. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 80(3), 738-751. Preprint.
  13. Turoman, N., and Styles, S. J. (2017). Glyph guessing for ‘oo’ and ‘ee’: spatial frequency information in sound symbolic matching for ancient and unfamiliar scripts. Royal Society Open Science, 4(9), 170882. Open materials.
  14. Turoman N, Merkley R, Scerif G and Matusz P (2017) How Do Kids and Grown-Ups Get Distracted in Everyday Situations? Frontiers for Young Minds. 5(8). 1-9.