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).
Our research has been funded by grants from the BBSRC, the James S. McDonnell Foundation, and the Leverhulme Trust, and through affiliation with the University of Cambridge Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute, supported by a joint award from the MRC and the Wellcome Trust.
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Selected Publications - (see full list)
Richter, F.R.*, Cooper, R.A.*, Bays, P., & Simons, J.S. (2016). Distinct neural mechanisms underlie the success, precision, and vividness of episodic memory. eLife, 5, e18260. (* joint first-authors) [Abstract] [Download PDF] 
Bonnici, H.M.*, Richter, F.R.*, Yazar, Y., & Simons, J.S. (2016). Multimodal feature integration in the angular gyrus during episodic and semantic retrieval. Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 5462-5471. (* joint first-authors) [Abstract] [Download PDF] 
Garrison, J.R., Fernyhough, C., McCarthy-Jones, S., Haggard, M., The Australian Schizophrenia Research Bank, & Simons, J.S. (2015). Paracingulate sulcus morphology is associated with hallucinations in the human brain. Nature Communications, 6, 8956. [Abstract] [Download PDF] 
Bergström, Z.M., Vogelsang, D.A., Benoit, R., & Simons, J.S. (2015). Reflections of oneself: Neurocognitive evidence for dissociable forms of self-referential recollection. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 2648-2657. [Abstract] [Download PDF] 
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. [Abstract] [Download PDF] 
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, 14308-14313. [Abstract] [Download PDF]