Email: <jason.taylor AT SPAMFREE mrc-cbu DOT cam DOT ac DOT uk>
I study the cognitive and neural bases of episodic and semantic memory using the complementary approaches of functional neuroimaging -- event-related potentials (ERP), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG) -- and cognitive neuropsychological studies of impaired memory due to neurological disorders. A current collaboration with Rik Henson and Anna Woolams uses MEG to explore two subprocesses of recognition memory, recollection and familiarity, and whether they are differentially affected by fluency (relative ease of processing of a stimulus) at perceptual and conceptual levels. Prior to joining the Memory Group in January '07 I worked with John Olichney at UCSD (and briefly at UC Davis) investigating interactions between episodic and semantic memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using fMRI and ERP. I conducted my dissertation research in Bill Heindel's lab at Brown University using ERPs to investigate the role of perceptual-feature representations in semantic memory.