Dr Thomas Cope MA MClinRes MRCP


I am a Clinical Research Fellow and Specialist Registrar in Clinical Neurology, working in the University Neurology Unit under the supervision of Professor James Rowe.

I am interested in defining perceptual mechanisms and brain substrates through the general application of auditory psychophysics to patients with neurological pathology. My work is complemented by the use of functional imaging modalities such as magnetoencephalography and ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging.

My present focus is on brain mechanisms for prediction, language and learning in patients who neurodegenerative disease, and especially the neurodegenerative aphasias. My other interests include the exploration of perceptual timing in normal listeners and in patients with cortical and subcortical disease, as well as brain mechanisms for musical hallucination and tinnitus. I am always willing to discuss collaboration in these areas.

Research Focus







Clinical conditions



Huntington's disease

Language disorders

Multiple system atrophy

Musical Hallucination


Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Magnetoencephalography (MEG)



David Baguley

Matt Davis

Karalyn Patterson

James Rowe

United Kingdom

Tim Griffiths Web: http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/~tgriff/

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Associated News Items


    in press

    Kumar S, Tansley-Hancock O, Sedley W, Winston JS, Callaghan MF, Allen M, Cope TE, Gander PE, Bamiou DE, Griffiths TD (in press), “The brain basis for misophonia” Current Biology


    Bekuis A, Cope TE, Grube M (2016), “The Beat to Read: A Cross-lingual Link between Rhythmic Regularity Perception and Reading Skill.” Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 10: 425

    Bevan-Jones WR, Cope TE (joint first authors), Passamonti L, Fryer TD, Hong YT, Aigbirhio F, Kril JJ, Forrest SL, Allinson K, Coles JP, Jones PS, Spillantini MG, Hodges JR, O’Brien JT, Rowe JB (2016), “[18F]AV-1451 PET in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia due to MAPT mutation” Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology 3: 940-947

    Cope TE, Breen DP, Chawda S, Cifelli A (2016), “Anti-collapsin response mediator protein 5 encephalitis masquerading as a low-grade brain tumour” Practical Neurology 16(5):376-380


    Cope TE, Baguley DM, Griffiths TD (2015), “The functional anatomy of central auditory processing” Practical Neurology 15(4):302:308


    Cope TE, Grube M, Mandal A, Cooper FE, Brechany U, Burn DJ, Griffiths TD (2014), “Subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson׳s disease has no significant effect on perceptual timing in the hundreds of milliseconds range.” Neuropsychologia 57:29-37 Details

    Cope TE, Grube M, Singh B, Burn DJ, Griffiths TD (2014), “The basal ganglia in perceptual timing: Timing performance in Multiple System Atrophy and Huntington's disease.” Neuropsychologia 52:73-81 Details


    Cope TE, Cope W, Beaumont DM (2013), “A case of necrotising fasciitis caused by Serratia marsescens: extreme age as functional immunosuppression?” Age Ageing 42(2):266-8 Details

    Cope TE, Samaraweera AP, Burn DJ (2013), “Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis: correct hypokalemia with caution.” J Emerg Med 45(3):338-40 Details


    Alcántara JI, Cope TE, Cope W, Weisblatt EJ (2012), “Auditory temporal-envelope processing in high-functioning children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” Neuropsychologia 50(7):1235-51 Details

    Cope TE, Grube M, Griffiths TD (2012), “Temporal predictions based on a gradual change in tempo.” J Acoust Soc Am 131(5):4013-22 Details


    Cope TE, Baguley DM, Moore BC (2011), “Tinnitus loudness in quiet and noise after resection of vestibular schwannoma.” Otol Neurotol 32(3):488-96 Details

    Cope TE, McFarland R, Schaefer A (2011), “Rapid-onset, linezolid-induced lactic acidosis in MELAS.” Mitochondrion 11(6):992-3 Details


    Cope TE, Baguley DM (2009), “Is musical hallucination an otological phenomenon? a review of the literature.” Clin Otolaryngol 34(5):423-30 Details


    Cope TE (2008), “Clinical hypnosis for the alleviation of tinnitus.” Int Tinnitus J 14(2):135-8 Details


    Moore BC, Glasberg BR, Low KE, Cope T, Cope W (2006), “Effects of level and frequency on the audibility of partials in inharmonic complex tones.” J Acoust Soc Am 120(2):934-44 Details