Equipment & Techniques
I am a consultant neurologist, with clinical interests in cognition and epilepsy. I am Cambridge academic lead for epilepsy, and clinical lead for neuropsychiatry. I am particularly interested how the mind works, how we perceive the world, and how this goes wrong in patients with neurological pathology. My research examines how the brain makes predictions about the world, reconciles these predictions against the information from our senses, and learns to improve future perception. To do this, I manipulate sensory inputs and measure how this alters the coding of information in the brain; combining psychophysics, PET, magnetoencephalography ultra-high field (7T) functional MRI, and direct intracranial recordings in patients with rare dementias or undergoing surgery for epilepsy. I am also an Official Fellow of Murray Edwards College, where I teach neuroscience and direct studies for psychology.
Focal cortical dysplasia at 7T
Patient with epilepsy. 7T MRI demonstrates a focal cortical dysplasia causing seizures.