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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.

Email:
Office phone: 33566

Research Interests

My research investigates the cognitive and brain mechanisms responsible for the subjective experience of remembering, and how we use mental experiences to make sense of the world, helping us to keep a grip on reality. 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.

I provide commercial consultancy based on my knowledge of brain and behaviour to address problems faced by companies, governmental groups, charities and NGOs.

Keywords

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

Key Publications

Simons, J.S., Garrison, J.R., & Johnson, M.K. (2017). Brain mechanisms of reality monitoring. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 21, 462-473.

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., ASRB, & 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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