Dr Elisa Cooper


University position

Research Staff (Post-Doctoral)

Departments

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

elisa.cooper@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/...

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My research focuses on human episodic memory. I'm investigating memory in healthy aging, using E/MEG, fMRI, and behavioural measures. I'm also interested in the preserved abilities of individuals with hippocampal damage, and understanding learning via a procedure known as 'Fast Cortical Mapping' .

In my PhD research, I investigated whether there is a semantic contribution to orthography-to-phonology computation in healthy adult word reading.

Research Focus

Keywords

Memory

Hippocampus

Prediction Error

Memory in healthy Aging

Semantic Memory

Clinical conditions

Alzheimer's disease

Amnesia

Anomia

Aphasia

Cognitive impairment

Dementia

Encephalitis

Language disorders

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Andrea Greve

Richard Henson

Karalyn Patterson

Associated News Items


    Publications

    2017

    Cooper E, Greve A, Henson RN (2017), “Assumptions behind Scoring Source versus Item Memory: Effects of Age, Hippocampal Lesions and Mild Memory Problems” Cortex 91:297-315

    GREVE A, COOPER E, KAULA AJ, ANDERSON MC, HENSON R (2017), “Does Prediction Error drive one-shot declarative learning?” Journal of Memory and Language 94:149–165

    Tibon R, Cooper E, Greve A (2017), “Does Semantic Congruency Accelerate Episodic Encoding, or Increase Semantic Elaboration?” Journal of Neuroscience 37(19):4861-4863

    2016

    HENSON RN, GREVE A, COOPER E , Gregori M, Simons JS, GEERLIGS L, ERZINCLIOGLU S, Napur N, Browne G (2016), “The effects of hippocampal lesions on MRI measures of structural and functional connectivity” Hippocampus 26(11): 1447-1463

    2014

    Greve A, Cooper E, Henson RN (2014), “No evidence that 'fast-mapping' benefits novel learning in healthy Older adults.” Neuropsychologia 60:52-9 Details

    2013

    Staresina BP, Cooper E, Henson RN (2013), “Reversible information flow across the medial temporal lobe: the hippocampus links cortical modules during memory retrieval.” J Neurosci 33(35):14184-92 Details

    2012

    Vitkovitch M, Cooper E (2012), “My word! Interference from reading object names implies a role for competition during picture name retrieval.” Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 65(6):1229-40 Details

    2010

    Pulvermüller F, Cooper-Pye E, Dine C, Hauk O, Nestor PJ, Patterson K (2010), “The word processing deficit in semantic dementia: all categories are equal, but some categories are more equal than others.” J Cogn Neurosci 22(9):2027-41 Details

    Vitkovitch, M, Cooper-Pye, E, & Ali, L (2010), “The long and the short of it! Naming a set of prime words before a set of related picture targets at two different intertrial intervals.” European Journal of Cognitive Psychology

    2008

    Woollams AM, Cooper-Pye E, Hodges JR, Patterson K (2008), “Anomia: a doubly typical signature of semantic dementia.” Neuropsychologia 46(10):2503-14 Details

    2007

    Hauk O, Patterson K, Woollams A, Cooper-Pye E, Pulvermüller F, Rogers TT (2007), “How the camel lost its hump: the impact of object typicality on event-related potential signals in object decision.” J Cogn Neurosci 19(8):1338-53 Details

    2006

    Vitkovitch M, Cooper-Pye E, Leadbetter AG (2006), “Semantic priming over unrelated trials: evidence for different effects in word and picture naming.” Mem Cognit 34(3):715-25 Details

    2005

    Graesser AC, Lu S, Olde BA, Cooper-Pye E, Whitten S (2005), “Question asking and eye tracking during cognitive disequilibrium: comprehending illustrated texts on devices when the devices break down.” Mem Cognit 33(7):1235-47 Details