Based at the Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, 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).

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.

To find out more about our work, please use the links on the left of the page.

Selected Publications - (see full list)

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] []

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. [Abstract] [Download PDF] []

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. [Abstract] [Download PDF] []