Dr Rebecca Jackson

University position

Research Associate

Dr Rebecca Jackson is pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students.

Departments

CBSU

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

rebecca.jackson@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/... (personal home page)

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience

Interests

In my British Academy fellowship, I am building a computational model of semantic cognition that includes both representation and control processes. I am linking this model to the semantic network within the brain to demonstrate the cortical semantic architecture and the associated computations. More generally, I am interested in the where, what and when of the semantic network. This includes determining appropriate methods of assessment of functional and structural connectivity, examining the role of medial prefrontal areas and assessing the relation between semantic and task-general executive processes.

Research Focus

Keywords

semantic cognition

modelling

neural networks

connectivity

control

Clinical conditions

Dementia

Stroke

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

Cambridge

Matt Lambon Ralph

International

Tim Rogers Web: https://psych.wisc.edu/Rogers/

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