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Rik Henson: Personal Homepage

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My primary interest concerns how the brain "remembers" things. Specifically, I use the techniques of fMRI and EEG/MEG to examine brain activity as healthy volunteers try to remember things in the laboratory, and relate these findings, via computational modelling, to the memory problems following damage in those brain regions. I am interested in the neural bases of both explicit (conscious) memory and implicit (unconscious) memory, particularly the relationship between recollection, familiarity, and priming, and the relationship between memory and (visual) perception. A deeper knowledge of these different expressions of memory is important for understanding the ubiquitous memory impairments associated with neurological damage, neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia, and normal ageing.

I am an MRC (Band 1) Programme Leader, Deputy Director of the MRC CBSU, and a group leader of the Memory & Perception Group.

You can contact me by:
Tel: +44 (0)1223 355 294
Fax: +44 (0)1223 359 062
Email: rik.henson AT mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk
MRC CBU, 15 Chaucer Road, Cambridge, CB2 7EF, UK.

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Current Post-Docs (people who know better than me):

Andrea Greve: Predictive, interactive multiple memory signals (MRC).
Elisa Cooper: Memory in ageing and dementia (MRC).
Bernhard Staresina: Functional integration within the medial temporal lobes (Wellcome Trust Fellow).
Rogier Kievit: Neurocognition of ageing, eg structural equation modelling (BBSRC CamCAN).
Linda Geerligs: Neurocognition of ageing, eg connectivity in fMRI (BBSRC CamCAN).
Nitin Williams: Neurocognition of ageing, eg connectivity in MEG (BBSRC CamCAN).
Arjen Alink: Predictive coding in visual perception (British Academy Fellow).

Current Docs & RAs (people beginning to realise they know better than me):

Tina Emery (RA): Neurocognition of ageing (MRC).
Rebecca Beresford (PhD): Clinical utility of MEG (MRC UK MEG grant).
Alex Kaula (PhD): Predictive, interactive multiple memory signals (MRC).
Alex Lau (PhD, led by Emily Holmes): Disrupting consolidation in PTSD.
Ali Trelle (PhD, led by Jon Simons): Memory in ageing (HEFCE).
Hamed Nilli (PhD, led by Niko Kriegeskorte): MVPA in object recognition (MRC).
Rafael Henriques (PhD, led by Marta Correia): Diffusion kurtosis imaging (Portugese fellowship).

Past Post-docs/Students (people who definitely know better than me):

Nick Furl (Post-doc): Neurocomputational models of dynamic face processing (ESRC Fellow).
Jason Taylor (Post-doc): Neurocognition of ageing (BSBRC CamCAN).
Daniel Wakeman (PhD): Modern approaches to the MEG inverse problem (Elekta).
Justin Hulbert (PhD, led by Mike Anderson): Content-specific suppression of memories (MRC).
Elias Mouchlianitis (PhD): Hemispheric asymmetries in face processing (MRC).
Lisa Brindley (PhD): Clinical applications of MEG (Elekta).
Pierre Gagnepain (PostDoc): Relationship between recollection, familiarity and priming (French INSERM).
Aidan Horner (PhD/PostDoc): Stimulus-response learning in priming and repetition suppression (MRC).
Marie Smith (PostDoc): Effects of sleep-deprivation and drugs on cognitive performance as assayed by MEG (GSK).
Morgan Barense (PostDoc): Role of medial temporal lobe in perception (University of Cambridge).
Doris Eckstein (PostDoc): Subliminal priming as indexed with sandwich or mirror masking, using behavioural and EEG data (Swiss NSF).
Karen Taylor (PhD): Role of medial temporal lobes in recognition memory for faces vs scenes (MRC).
Audrey Duarte (PostDoc): Effects of ageing on recognition memory (MRC).
Chris Berry (PhD/PostDoc): A single-process model of recognition memory and priming (ESRC research fellow).
Michael Hornberger (PhD/PostDoc): EEG and fMRI investigations of retrieval orientation (UCL).

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