Rik Henson: Personal Homepage
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.
- Read more about my Research
- Peruse some Publications
- Examine a CV
- Explore some potential topics for new PhD students
- Check out some web pages about fMRI/EEG/MEG analysis
- Fail to laugh at some cartoons (work in progress!)
- None of the above
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).
Roni Tibon: Schema and unitisation in memory (Newton Fellow).
Aya Ben-Yakov: Prediction error and event boundaries (EU Marie Curie Fellow).
Renee Visser: Interfering with intrusive memories (EU Marie Curie Fellow).
Linda Geerligs: Dynamic functional connectivity in ageing (Rubicon Fellow).
Darren Price: Neurocognition of ageing (MRC/CamCAN).
Marieke Mur: Brain correlates of visual awareness (British Academy Fellow).
Current Docs & RAs (people beginning to realise they know better than me):Tina Emery (RA): Neurocognition of ageing (MRC).
Alex Kaula (PhD): Effect of predictive error and attention on memory (MRC).
Rebecca Beresford (PhD): Detection of dementia using task-based MEG (MRC UK MEG grant).
Jiri Cerova (PhD): Computational modelling of prediction error in learning (MRC).
Hunar Ahmad (MD/PhD): Detection of dementia using MRI and MEG (Cambridge International Scholarship).
Brieuc Lehmann (PhD, led by Simon White, MRC Biostats Unit): Characterising dynamic functional connectivity (MRC).
Alex Lau (PhD, led by Emily Holmes at Karolinksa): Disrupting consolidation in PTSD (MRC).
Ali Trelle (PhD, led by Jon Simons at Dept Psychology): Memory in ageing (HEFCE).
David Nesbitt (MD/PhD, led by James Rowe at Clinical School): Detection of dementia in the community (MRC).
Past Post-docs/Students (people who definitely know better than me):
- Arjen Alink (British Academy Fellow). Now a Research Fellow in Hamburg.
- Rogier Kievit (former post-doc working on ageing in CamCAN BBSRC project). Now Sir Henry Wellcome Trust Fellow and CBU Programme-Leader Track.
- Bernhard Staresina (former Sir Henry Wellcome Trust Fellow working on functional integration within the medial temporal lobes). Now a Sir Henry Dale Wellcome Trust Fellow and Birmingham fellow.
- Nick Furl (former ESRC Fellow working on neurocomputational models of dynamic face processing). Now a Lecturer at Royal Holloway University of London.
- Nitin Williams (former post-doc working on ageing in CamCAN BBSRC project). Now a post-doc at University of Helsinki.
- Jason Taylor (former MRC CBU post-doc working on recollection, familiarity and priming) Now Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
- Daniel Wakeman (former Elekta PhD student working on M/EEG inverse problem). Now post-doc at Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging.
- Aidan Horner (former MRC CBU PhD student and then post-doc working on Stimulus-response learning in priming and repetition suppression). Now a Lecturer at University of York.
- Elias Mouchlianitis (former MRC CBU PhD student working on hemispheric asymmetries in face priming). Now a post-doc at Kings College London.
- Lisa Brindley (former Elekta Phd Student working on clinical potential of MEG in dementia). Now a post-doc at University of Cardiff.
- Pierre Gagnepain (former INSERM post-doc working on relationship between recollection, familiarity and priming). Now a Senior Research Associate at University of Caen.
- Marie Smith (former MRC/GSK CBU post-doc working on sleep deprivation and MEG). Now a Senior Lecturer at University of Birkbeck.
- Morgan Barense (former MRC CBU post-doc working on role of medial temporal lobe in perception). Now a Associate Professor at University of Toronto.
- Doris Eckstein (former Swiss NSF Research Fellow working on subliminal priming). Now a post-doc at University of Bern.
- Karen Taylor (former MRC CBU PhD student working on role of medial temporal lobes in recognition memory for faces vs scenes).
- Audrey Duarte (former MRC CBU post-doc working on effects of ageing on recognition memory). Now an Associate Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology.
- Chris Berry (former UCL PhD student working on A single-process model of recognition memory and priming). Now a Lecturer at University of Plymouth.
- Michael Hornberger (former UCL PhD student working on EEG and fMRI investigations of retrieval orientation). Now a Professor at University of East Anglia.