Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience
Department of Psychology
Departments and Institutes
Our research investigates the role of brain regions such as the frontal, medial temporal, and parietal lobes in human memory.
This work involves inter-relating cognitive hypotheses with evidence from functional neuroimaging of healthy volunteers and from examining the effects of neurological and psychiatric disorders, and normal aging, on memory abilities.
Research in the laboratory uses a number of methods, including behavioural studies, functional neuroimaging (fMRI), electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), and brain stimulation (TMS/tDCS).
Fornito, A., Harrison, B.J., Zalesky, A., & Simons, J.S. (2012). Competitive and cooperative dynamics of large-scale brain functional networks supporting recollection. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 109, 12788-12793.
Buda, M., Fornito, A., Bergström, Z.M., & Simons, J.S. (2011). A specific brain structural basis for individual differences in reality monitoring. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(40), 14308-14313.
Gilbert, S.J., Henson, R.N.A., & Simons, J.S. (2010). The scale of functional specialization within human prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 1233-1237.
Simons, J.S., Peers, P.V., Mazuz, Y.S., Berryhill, M.E., & Olson, I.R. (2010). Dissociation between memory accuracy and memory confidence following bilateral parietal lesions. Cerebral Cortex, 20, 479-485.