Senior Lecturer in Behavioural Neurscience, Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, 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.
In the role of Faculty Member, Hugo Spiers contributes recommendations and reviews to the Cognitive Neuroscience Section in the Neuroscience Faculty, writing brief accessible comments to summarize the value of the articles and adding rating score.
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