Memory loss accompanies many neurological syndromes. We use behavioural measures and brain imaging to understand how the normal processes underlying memory function are disrupted by disease.
Our research focuses on memory impairments as a result of Alzheimer's disease, limbic encephalitis, epilepsy, stroke and frontotemporal dementia.
Our team consists of neurologists, clinicians, neuropsychologists and cognitive neuroscientists investigating memory using a range of methods, including structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging and behavioural experiments.
Participate in our research
We need volunteers of all ages for our research into memory in healthy and clinical populations.
If you would like to volunteer to take part in our research please email us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you information on the projects we are conducting.
- Neuropsychological assessments
- Clinical examination
- Computerised cognitive testing
- Magnetic resonance imaging at 3T
- Structural imaging for cortical thickness and voxel-based morphometry
- Manual hippocampal subfield segmentation
- Functional MRI - task based and resting-state for analysis of functional networks associated with memory
- Diffusion tractography
Mr Serge Hoefeijzers
Serge is based at the University of Edinburgh, and is studying the cognitive basis of Accelerated Long-term Forgetting (ALF) in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy.
Dr Kathryn Atherton
Kathryn completed her DPhil in 2014 focussing on the effect of sleep and accelerated forgetting in patients with transient epileptic amnesia (TEA).