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British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow
My research focuses on understanding visual working memory and attention in both health and disease.
I examine the neuromodulation of working memory and attention in normal individuals and their deficits in patients with neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease and those at risk of neurodegeneration. My other interests include understanding the neural correlates of rapid forgetting and the interaction between attention and working memory.
I combine psychophysical methods with non-invasive brain-imaging techniques and brain stimulation (TMS).
Longitudinal development of visual working memory precision in childhood and early adolescence.
Burnett Heyes S. et al, (2016), Cogn Dev, 39, 36 - 44
Cathodal transcranial direct current stimulation over posterior parietal cortex enhances distinct aspects of visual working memory.
Heinen K. et al, (2016), Neuropsychologia, 87, 35 - 42
Causes and consequences of limitations in visual working memory.
Fallon SJ. et al, (2016), Ann N Y Acad Sci, 1369, 40 - 54
Visual short-term memory deficits in REM sleep behaviour disorder mirror those in Parkinson's disease.
Rolinski M. et al, (2016), Brain, 139, 47 - 53
Working memory recall precision is a more sensitive index than span.
Zokaei N. et al, (2015), J Neuropsychol, 9, 319 - 329