COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
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.

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

"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.

Members

NameRole
Dr John Baker Alzheimer’s Society Clinical Research Fellow
Ms Kim Bour PhD student
Mrs Georgina Hack Research Administrator
Ms Kathryn Knight PhD student
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 Honorary Research Fellow and Lecturer in Psychology
Professor Adam Zeman Professor of Cognitive and Behavioural Neurology