Dr Richard Henson
MRC Programme Leader
Dr Richard Henson is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.
http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/~rh01/ (personal home page)
My primary interest concerns how we remember things. Specifically, I use the techniques of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electro- and magneto- encephalography (EEG/MEG) to examine brain activity as healthy volunteers try to remember things in the laboratory. Even more specifically, I am interested in the neural bases of both explicit (conscious) memory and implicit (unconscious) memory, particularly the relationship between recollection, familiarity and priming. A deeper knowledge of these different expressions of memory is important for understanding the memory impairments associated with neurological damage or disease, or with "healthy" ageing, and the rehabilitation thereof.
functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
Karl Friston Web: http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/Friston/
David Shanks Web: http://www.psychol.ucl.ac.uk/david.s...
Michael Rugg Web: http://www.cnlm.uci.edu/rugg.htm
Timothy Shallice Web: http://www.sissa.it/cns/neu...
Henson RNA (2005), “What can functional imaging tell the experimental psychologist?” Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology A 58:193-233 PDF
Barense MD, Groen II, Lee AC, Yeung LK, Brady SM, Gregori M, Kapur N, Bussey TJ, Saksida LM, Henson RN (2012), “Intact memory for irrelevant information impairs perception in amnesia.” Neuron 75(1):157-67 Details
Berry CJ, Shanks DR, Speekenbrink M, Henson RN (2012), “Models of recognition, repetition priming, and fluency: exploring a new framework.” Psychol Rev 119(1):40-79 Details
Staresina BP, Fell J, Do Lam AT, Axmacher N, Henson RN (2012), “Memory signals are temporally dissociated in and across human hippocampus and perirhinal cortex.” Nat Neurosci 15(8):1167-73 Details
van Kesteren MT, Ruiter DJ, Fernández G, Henson RN (2012), “How schema and novelty augment memory formation.” Trends Neurosci 35(4):211-9 Details