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Dr Helen Barron

Junior Research Fellow in Psychology

Subject

Neuroscience

Research

My research focuses on trying to index neural circuit activity in the human brain, to allow cognitive function to be understood at a mechanistic level. I investigate how memories are stored and recalled in the human brain, with particular interest in the interactions between the hippocampus and neocortex. Using a multi-modal approach I use non-invasive tools such as fMRI and MR spectroscopy to obtain a coarse read-out of these neural processes. I then compare this with the equivalent microscopic descriptions obtained using multi-channel extracellular recordings. My work is based in both David Dupret's group at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit and Professor Tim Behrens' group at FMRIB.

Dr Helen Barron

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