Hugo SpiersDepartment of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, University College London, London, UK F1000 Faculty Member (since 18 May 2010)
Group Leader at the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience at University College London.
Dr Spiers gained his PhD at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the research group of Neil Burgess and John O'Keefe. After post-doctoral fellowships at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge (with Kim Graham) and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging (with Eleanor Maguire) he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellowship to learn single unit recording.
My current research is focused on understanding the neural basis of spatial cognition and memory. I am interested in how different brain structures (in particular the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex) allow us to perceive, imagine, remember information. I use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), in vivo single unit recording and neuropsychological testing in my laboratory.
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