Laura Marsh

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Dr Michael Anderson

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

lcm63@cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://scholar.google.com/citatio...

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

My work focuses on how control mechanisms shape what we remember. In particular, I'm interested in how disrupted retrieval control relates to dysfunctional autobiographical memory tendencies in mental health disorders such as depression. I am examining whether these processes can be targeted to improve the efficacy of psychological therapies such as CBT.

Another aspect of my work focuses on the role of disrupted retrieval control in dissociative (psychogenic) amnesia, a rare memory disorder involving extensive loss of personal memory. My work combines functional and structural neuroimaging, neuropsychological assessment, cognitive tasks and qualitative interview methods to explore the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying the memory loss.

Research Focus

Keywords

Autobiographical memory

Retrieval

Depression

Dissociative

Psychogenic

Clinical conditions

Anxiety disorders

Depressive disorders

Functional disorders

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Psychogenic amnesia

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Caitlin Hitchcock

United Kingdom

Michael Kopelman Web: https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/...

International

Noboru Matsumoto Web: http://soar-rd.shinshu-u.ac.jp/profile...

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