Shalom Henderson

University position

PhD student
Supervised by Matt Lambon Ralph and James Rowe


Department of Clinical Neurosciences


MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit


Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


I am a PhD student at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit and a speech-language pathologist by background. My research focuses on determining ways to better understand the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying semantic cognition in patients diagnosed with frontotemporal lobar degeneration and its subtypes, such as primary progressive aphasia. Specifically, I am interested in how word meaning is stored and accessed in the brain, and the nature of impairments that can result when crucial brain regions are affected by disease.

Research Focus


language and cognition

speech language pathology

front-temporal lobar degeneration

Clinical conditions

Language disorders

Primary progressive aphasia, frontotemporal lobar degeneration, Alzheimer's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome


Behavioural analysis

Imaging analysis



Matthew Lambon Ralph

Karalyn Patterson

James Rowe

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