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Dr Jon Simons

Dr Jon Simons

Reader in Cognitive Neuroscience

Director of Graduate Education

Fellow, Emmanuel College

Jon Simons is accepting applications for PhD students.

Office phone: 33566

Subject groups/Research projects

Cognitive Neuroscience:

Research Interests

My 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.


  • executive function
  • fMRI
  • neuropsychology
  • human memory
  • memory
  • prefrontal

Key Publications

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)

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)

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.

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.

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.


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