Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Cognitive Neurology Research Group

We research cognitive aspects of brain function and neurological disorders using methods drawn from clinical neurology, neuropsychology and brain imaging.

We focus currently on two main topics: i) lifelong and acquired variations in the vividness of visual imagery, including the recently described 'aphantasia', studied through the Eye's Mind project, and ii) interrelationships between memory and epilepsy, particularly the syndrome of Transient Epileptic Amnesia, through the TIME and PRESIDE projects.


The Eye's Mind

A study of the neural basis of the visual imagination, launched by a Science in Culture Innovation Award from the Arts and Humanities Research Council in January 2015.


"TIME" stands for "The Impairment of Memory in Epilepsy". The main focus of the project is on a recently described disorder, Transient Epileptic Amnesia. This is a form of epilepsy giving rise to short periods of amnesia, commonly associated with other persistent memory problems.


Dr John Baker Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Research Fellow
Ms Kim Bour PhD student
Ms Marilyn Evans Research Administrator
Mr Matthew Jaquiery Honorary Postgraduate Research Assistant
Mr Matthew Lomas Postgraduate Research Assistant
Dr Matthew MacKisack Honorary Associate Research Fellow
Dr Fraser Milton Lecturer in Psychology, previously Research Fellow
Dr Sharon Savage Research Fellow and Lecturer in Psychology
Professor Adam Zeman Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology