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, Assistant 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 x522
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
- None of the above
Current Post-Docs (people who know better than me):
Andrea Greve: Predictive, interactive multiple memory systems (MRC).
Bernhard Staresina: Functional integration within the medial temporal lobes (Wellcome Trust Fellow).
Jason Taylor: Neurocognition of ageing, eg dissociations in MEG/fMRI evoked responses (BSBRC CamCAN).
Nitin Williams: Neurocognition of ageing, eg connectivity in MEG/fMRI (BBSRC CamCAN).
Rogier Kievit: Neurocognition of ageing, eg structural equation modelling (BBSRC CamCAN).
Current Docs & RAs (people beginning to realise they know better than me):
Daniel Wakeman (PhD): Effective connectivity in face perception as measured by MEG (Elekta).
Hamed Nilli (PhD, with Niko Kriegeskorte): MVPA in object recognition (MRC).
Jonathan O'Keefe (PhD, with Niko Kriegeskorte): Bayesian models of face recognition (Wellcome Trust PhD).
Elisa Cooper (RA): Predictive, interactive multiple memory systems (MRC).
Tina Emery (RA): Neurocognition of ageing (MRC part-time).
Past Post-docs/Students (people who definitely know better than me):
Max Garagnani: Neural network modelling of stimulus repetition effects (MRC).
Justin Hulbert (PhD, with 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, using behavioural and fMRI methods (French INSERM).
Aidan Horner (PhD/PostDoc): Stimulus-response learning in priming and repetition suppression (MRC).
Lorina Naci (PhD, with Lorraine Tyler): The role of semantics in object perception (University of Cambridge).
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).