MP2: Systems Neuroscience of Human Memory and its Disorders

Lead Research Organisation: MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Abstract

We are trying to understand how our brains support different types of memory, which is important to understand the type of memory problems that follow brain damage or disease, or following normal ageing. Our memories express themselves in different ways. For example, sometimes you see a face in a crowd and immediately remember who it is, and when you last saw them. On other occasions, the face might seem familiar, but you can't for the life of you remember who they are. These are two expressions of conscious memory. On yet other occasions, you may insist you have no memory for the person, even though other aspects of your behaviour, such as your attitude towards them, can be shown to be biased by the fact that you have, in fact, seen them before. This is a type of unconscious memory. Recent research suggests that these different expressions of memory reflect the operation of distinct neural systems in our brains. The aim of our research is to explore the differences between these types of memory, and their neural bases, using functional neuroimaging techniques that measure brain activity while people are remembering things. Understanding conscious and unconscious memory is important not only for helping people who suffer from memory problems following brain damage, such as strokes, or following disease, such as Alzheimer's, but for all of us who experience memory problems as we grow older.

Technical Summary

One of the most important developments during the last two decades of cognitive neuroscience has been the realisation that human memory is not a monolithic entity, but is best viewed as a collection of distinct types. This realisation was originally based on the memory impairments following brain damage or dementia, in which some types of memory are impaired while others are spared, suggesting that these different types of memory are supported by different neural systems. More recently, this evidence has been bolstered by dissociable patterns of activity found in the brains of healthy volunteers while they perform various memory tasks, as measured by functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) or electro- or magneto-encephalography (E/MEG). These data not only inform us about the neural bases of memory, but also help characterise further the theoretical distinctions between each type of memory. Our research programme uses fMRI and E/MEG, in conjunction with computational modelling, to investigate further the theoretical and neural distinctions between two types of conscious memory (recollection and familiarity), and between conscious and unconscious memory (priming), in healthy volunteers. The better theoretical understanding of normal memory that is provided by this research is not only vital for understanding the memory problems associated with brain damage or disease, and their rehabilitation, but also those problems associated with normal ageing of the healthy brain.

Publications

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Berry CJ (2008) A single-system account of the relationship between priming, recognition, and fluency. in Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition

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Berry CJ (2010) Can "pure" implicit memory be isolated? A test of a single-system model of recognition and repetition priming. in Canadian journal of experimental psychology = Revue canadienne de psychologie experimentale

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Berry CJ (2008) A unitary signal-detection model of implicit and explicit memory. in Trends in cognitive sciences

 
Title Neural Knitworks 
Description Teach the general public how to knit representations of neurons in the brain while talking to them about the brain and your memory research 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact The general public was taught about the biology of the brain and also about the theory behind how memory works 
 
Title NeuroBrit website - Federation of European Neuroscience Society 
Description Awarded a FENS history award (600 Euro) to create an online exhibition titled: Neuroscience in British Literature. Award run from Dec 2016-Dec 2017. Website. 
Type Of Art Artistic/Creative Exhibition 
Year Produced 2017 
Impact This website engages the General Public in Neuroscience and Memory research, and highlights the information available and the impact of research in works of literary fiction, while also highlighting how true it is to the today's research. 
URL http://www.neurobritlit.com
 
Description Advisory Board for CurateScience.Org
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
URL http://curatescience.org
 
Description Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS)- universal format for sharing MEG data
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://bids.neuroimaging.io/
 
Description BrainStorm Course
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
URL http://neuroimage.usc.edu/brainstorm/WorkshopCambridge2017
 
Description Neuroimaging Methods teaching
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact I and members of my group contribute talks to annual neuroimaging methods courses run in London (SPM) and Cambridge (generic), to which neuroscientists pay to attend, and learn state-of-the-art analysis techniques.
URL http://www.fil.ion.ucl.ac.uk/spm/course/
 
Description University of Manchester FMHS external imaging review
Geographic Reach Local/Municipal/Regional 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guidance committee
 
Description Welcome Trust consultation on Data and Code sharing in neuroimaging
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
URL https://figshare.com/articles/Report_Advancing_Data_Sharing_in_Neuroimaging/4823029
 
Description Wellcome Trust Cognitive Neuroscience and Mental Health Expert Review Group
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in advisory committee
 
Description ARUK Cambridge Greve
Amount £4,625 (GBP)
Organisation Alzheimer's Research UK 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2014 
End 01/2015
 
Description BA fellowship Alink
Amount £240,454 (GBP)
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description BA fellowship Mur
Amount £238,915 (GBP)
Funding ID pf140117 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2015 
End 01/2018
 
Description BB/H008217/1 BBSRC LoLa Scheme (PI L Tyler) Systems Cognitive Neuroscience of Healthy Ageing: Population-Representative Studies of Functional Plasticity and Neural Change - shared with L Tyler, F Matthews, W Marslen Wilson, J Duncan, R Henson, A Calder
Amount £4,990,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/H008217/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2010 
End 09/2015
 
Description BBSRC ageing Simons
Amount £465,842 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/L02263X/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description British Academy Fellowship to Kamen Tsvetanov
Amount £269,600 (GBP)
Funding ID Multi-scale network dynamics of the ageing brain: Modelling neurocognitive function and dysfunction 
Organisation The British Academy 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 10/2019
 
Description ESRC Research Grant (Furl)
Amount £252,884 (GBP)
Funding ID ES/G035016/1 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2011 
End 08/2014
 
Description EU Joint Programme in Neurodenegerative Disease Project (JPND)
Amount € 46,130 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2017
 
Description Elekta Neuromag PhD Studentships (DW+LB)/Elekta Neuromag
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation Elekta Inc 
Sector Private
Country Sweden
Start 01/2007 
End 01/2010
 
Description GSK sleep-deprivation MEG project
Amount £100,000 (GBP)
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) 
Sector Private
Country Global
Start 01/2008 
End 01/2009
 
Description High Potential Scholarship_Blanco
Amount € 55,000 (EUR)
Organisation Maastricht University (UM) 
Sector Academic/University
Country Netherlands
Start 09/2012 
End 09/2014
 
Description Horizon 2020 Personalised Medicine H2020-SC1-2016-2017, Topic SC1-PM-04-2016
Amount € 9,500,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 732592 
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 01/2017 
End 12/2021
 
Description International PhD Studentship Hunar
Amount £71,667 (GBP)
Organisation Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 
Sector Private
Country Saudi Arabia
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description LOREAL Israel and the Israel National Commission for UNESCO for Women in Science, awarded to Roni Tibon
Amount 50,000 ש"ח (ILS)
Organisation United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 
Sector Public
Country Global
Start 08/2016 
End 08/2017
 
Description MEG University Collaborators
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2007 
End 01/2008
 
Description MRC CRI Fund Cambridge 7T
Amount £6,950,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/M008983/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 04/2016
 
Description MRC Studentship Cevora
Amount £63,264 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2017
 
Description MRC Studentship Kaula
Amount £63,264 (GBP)
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Department MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships H2020-MSCA-IF-2015 to R Visser (not original Sponsor was Emily Holmes, but I took over when Holmes left CBU)
Amount € 199,000 (EUR)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships H2020-MSCA-IF-2015to A Ben-Yakov
Amount € 183,455 (EUR)
Funding ID 705108 
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 08/2016 
End 08/2018
 
Description Newton International Fellowship Tibon
Amount £65,849 (GBP)
Organisation The Royal Society 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2017
 
Description PG's 1 year FRM/Fondation Recherche Medicale
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Foundation for Medical Research (FRM) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country France
Start 01/2009 
End 01/2010
 
Description Partnership Grant (UK MEG)
Amount £1,300,000 (GBP)
Funding ID MR/K005464/1 
Organisation Medical Research Council (MRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2012 
End 10/2017
 
Description PhD studentship Beresford
Amount £63,264 (GBP)
Funding ID Student Number: 1356646 
Organisation Cardiff University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2013 
End 09/2016
 
Description Rubicon Geerligs
Amount € 163,268 (EUR)
Organisation Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) 
Sector Public
Country Netherlands
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2016
 
Description SS+HW DFG Grant
Amount £12,000 (GBP)
Organisation German Research Foundation 
Sector Public
Country Germany
Start 01/2009 
End 01/2011
 
Description Sir Henry Wellcome Fellowship Kievit
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Funding ID 107392/Z/15/Z 
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 05/2019
 
Description Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology Sponsorship for APS Methodology Workshop Series_Kievit
Amount $10,000 (USD)
Organisation Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology 
Sector Learned Society
Country United States
Start 05/2014 
End 05/2014
 
Description Swiss National Science Foundation
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Swiss National Science Foundation 
Sector Public
Country Switzerland
Start 10/2007 
End 09/2009
 
Description Wellcome Trust Career Development Fellowship for BS
Amount £250,000 (GBP)
Organisation Wellcome Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2010 
End 07/2014
 
Title SPM methods 
Description The relevant code is freely available from the SPM website, the CBSU subversion control website, and (partly) from my personal webpages. 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2006 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Researchers can better analyse the cortical sources of their fMRI, MEG and EEG data. 
URL http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/people/rik.henson/personal/analysis/
 
Title CamCAN data access portal 
Description We have made the raw data from a unique dataset of cognitive and brain measures from nearly 700 adults from 18-88 years of age drawn from a population-representative cohort (CamCAN) available to researchers (subject to web-based agreement and committee review) 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Approximately 130 researchers have requested the data for their research in the first 6 months since the data were released, with more requests being received all the time. 
URL https://camcan-archive.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/dataaccess/
 
Title Example multimodal human neuroimaging dataset 
Description Free access to MEG, EEG, fMRI, MRI, DTI data on 16 volunteers for methods development Updated to BIDS format 2018 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2013 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Part of demonstration datasets for the international SPM and MNE software packages for analysing human neuroimaging data Basis of scientific publications Used for the Data Analysis competition at the international BioMAG conference 2016 (https://www.kaggle.com/c/decoding-the-human-brain/leaderboard) Used for developing BIDS format for MEG Used for Special Issue in Frontiers on Open Source Software for Neuroimaging 
URL https://openneuro.org/datasets/ds000117
 
Title Kievit Data and Code 
Description Data and code from four previous papers and one bookchapter freely available on the researcher's website. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data and code is now available to make other researcher's tasks easier. 
URL http://rogierkievit.com/data-and-code
 
Title New multivariate measure of connectivity for fMRI 
Description Matlab code associated with a published methods paper for a novel way of measuring functional connectivity with fMRI 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2016 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Several researchers have asked about it, and some twitter discussion - do not know how many have downloaded code from website below 
URL http://imaging.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/imaging/Geerligs_DistCor
 
Description B&S UCL 
Organisation University College London
Department Division of Psychology & Language Sciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have been a consultant on the computational modelling, experiments and functional imaging
Collaborator Contribution Collaborative development of a computational model that has led to publications, ideas for new experiments, and submissions for further funding
Impact Berry, C., Shanks, D., Speekenbrink, M. & Henson, R. (2012). Models of Recognition, Repetition Priming, and Fluency: Exploring a New Framework. Psychological Review, 119, 40-79. Berry, C., Shanks, D., Li, S., Rains, L. & Henson, R.N. (2010). Can 'pure' implicit memory be isolated? A test of a single-system model of recognition and repetition priming. Canadian Journal of Psychology, 64, 241-255. Berry, C. J., Shanks, D. R., & Henson, R. N. A. (2008). A single-system account of the relationship between priming, recognition, and fluency. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 97-111. Berry, C., Shanks, D. & Henson, R.N. (2008). A Unitary Signal-Detection Model of Implicit/Explicit Memory. Trends in Cognitive Science, 12, 367-373. Berry, C., Henson, R. & Shanks, D. (2006). On the Relationship Between Repetition Priming and Recognition Memory: Insights from a Computational Model. Journal of Memory & Language, 55, 515-533.
 
Description CamCAN 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Pathology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution CamCAN started in 2010 with a BBSRC LoLa grant to Tyler (PI) - I was a PI. Staff employed at CBU by this grant contributed to data acquisition, analysis and reporting. Since the grant finished in 2015, CamCAN has continued with one post-doc for 2 years plus half of my open-ended RA, both funded by my CBU QQ programme, to continue data analysis and maintain CamCAN momentum. Small costs also covered for website development and domain name.
Collaborator Contribution Prof Tyler at the University of Cambridge Psychology Department continues to lead the project and make executive decisions. Her grant has supported some further administration and research support for publications. Prof Brayne and IPH, and Bullmore at Psychiatry, also occasionally contribute some time (as do PLs Duncan and Dalgleish, and PLT Kievit)
Impact Taylor, J.R., Williams, N., Cusack, R., Auer, T., Shafto, M.A., Dixon, M., Tyler, L.K., Cam-CAN, Henson, R.N. (2017). The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) data repository: Structural and functional MRI, MEG, and cognitive data from a cross-sectional adult lifespan sample. NeuroImage. 144, 262-269. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.09.018. Wolpe, N., Ingram, J., Tsvetanov, K., Geerligs, L., Kievit, R., Henson, R., Wolpert, D., Cam-CAN & Rowe, J. (in press). Ageing increases reliance on sensorimotor prediction through structural and functional differences in frontostriatal circuits. Nature Communications. [Cam-CAN Author list 12] Kievit, R. A., Davis, S. W., Griffiths, J., Correia, M., Cam-CAN, Henson, R. N. A. (in press). A watershed model of individual differences in fluid intelligence. Neurophychologia. [Cam-CAN Author list 12] Henson, R.N., Campbell, K.L., Davis, S.W., Taylor, J.R., Emery, T., Erzinclioglu, S., Cam-CAN & Kievit, R.A. (2016). Multiple determinants of lifespan memory differences. Scientific Reports, 6(32527) [Cam-CAN Author list 12] Blenkmann, A., Hughes, L. E., Kochen, S., Bekinschtein, T. A., Cam-CAN, Rowe, J. B. (2016). Convergent evidence for hierarchical prediction networks from human electrocorticography and magnetoencephalography. Cortex. 82, pp. 192-205. [Cam-CAN Author list 12] Ronan, L., Alexander-Bloch, A. F., Wagstyl, K., Farooqi, S., Brayne, C., Tyler, L. K., Cam-CAN, Fletcher, P. C. (2016). Obesity associated with increased brain-age from mid-life. Neurobiology of Ageing. [Cam-CAN Author list 12] Geerligs, L., Cam-CAN & Henson, R.N. (2016). Functional connectivity and structural covariance between regions of interest can be measured more accurately using multivariate distance correlation. Neuroimage, 135, 16-31. [Cam-CAN Author list 12] Shafto, M. A., James, L. E., Abrams, L., Cam-CAN. Tyler, L. K. (2016). Age-Related Increases in Verbal Knowledge Are Not Associated With Word Finding Problems in the Cam-CAN Cohort: What You Know Won't Hurt You. Journals of Gerontology B: Psychological Sciences. 0(0), 1-7. DOI: 10.1093/geronb/gbw074. [Cam-CAN Author list 12]. Campbell, K. L., Samu, S., Davis, S. W., Geerligs, L., Mustafa, A., CamCAN, Tyler, L. K. (2016). Robust Resilience of the Frontotemporal Syntax System to Aging. Journal of Neuroscience. 36(19): 5214-5227; doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4561-15.2016. [Cam-CAN Author list 12]. Tsvetanov, K. A., Henson, R. N. A., Tyler, L. K., Razi, A., Geerligs, L., Ham, T., Rowe, J. (2016). Extrinsic and intrinsic brain network connectivity maintains cognition across the lifespan despite accelerated decay of regional brain activation. The Journal of Neuroscience. 36(11), 3115-3126. [Cam-CAN Author list 12]. Green, E., Shafto, M. A., Matthews, F. E., Cam-CAN., White, S. R. (2015). Adult Lifespan Cognitive Variability in the Cross-Sectional Cam-CAN Cohort. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health<. 2015, 12(12), 15516-15530. doi: 10.3390/ijerph121215003. [Cam-CAN Author list 12]. Campbell, K. L., Shafto, M.A., Wright, P., Tsvetanov, K.A., Geerligs, L., Cusack, R., Cam-CAN, & Tyler, L.K. (2015). Idiosyncratic responding during movie-watching predicted by age differences in attentional control. Neurobiology of Aging. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2015.07.028 [Cam-CAN Author list 11]. Geerligs, L., Rubinov, M., Cam-CAN, & Henson, R.N. (2015). State and trait components of functional connectivity: individual differences vary with mental state. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(41), 13949 -13961. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.1324-15.[Cam-CAN Author list 11]. Tsvetanov, K.A., Henson, R.N.A., Tyler, L.K., Davis, S.W., Shafto, M., Taylor, J.R., Williams, N., Cam-CAN, & Rowe, J.B. (2015). The effect of ageing on fMRI: correction for the confounding effects of vascular reactivity evaluated by joint fMRI and MEG in 335 adults. Human Brain Mapping, 36(6), 2248-2269. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22768 [Cam-CAN Author list 11]. Shafto, M.A., Tyler, L.K. (2014). Language in the aging brain: The network dynamics of cognitive decline and preservation. Science, 346(6209), pp. 583-587. DOI: 10.1126/science.1254404. Kievit, R.A., Davis, S.W., Mitchell, D.J., Taylor, J.R., Duncan, J., Cam-CAN, & Henson, R.N.A. (2014). Distinct aspects of frontal lobe structure mediate age-related differences in fluid intelligence and multitasking. Nature Communications, 5, 5658. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6658. [Cam-CAN Author list 7]. Shafto, M.A., Tyler, L.K., Dixon, M., Taylor, J.R., Rowe, J.B., Cusack, R., Calder, A.J., Marslen-Wilson, W.D., Duncan, J., Dalgleish, T., Henson, R.N., Brayne, C., Cam-CAN, & Matthews, F.E. (2014). The Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience (Cam-CAN) study protocol: a cross-sectional, lifespan, multidisciplinary examination of healthy cognitive ageing. BMC Neurology, 14(204). doi:10.1186/s12883-014-0204-1. [Cam-CAN Author list 10]. 5 U-tube videos: https://youtu.be/msiHdCsUq2s
Start Year 2010
 
Description GSK 
Organisation Addenbrooke's Hospital
Department Addenbrooke's Centre for Clinical Investigation (ACCI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Hospitals 
PI Contribution Collaborated on an MEG study of effect of a drug on cognitive performance during sleep-deprivation. Collaborated on a genotypic fMRI study of hippocampal involvement in recognition memory.
Collaborator Contribution GSK designed study (with my advice), acquired the data, analysed the data (with my advice), and hope to publish results (with my co-authorship). Results will inform my theoretical work on ageing and memory.
Impact Dodds, C.M, Henson, R.N, Miller, S.R. & Nathan, P.J. (2013). Overestimation of the effects of BDNF val66met polymorphism on episodic memory-related hippocampal function: A critique of a recent meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 37, 739-741. Dodds, C.M., Henson, R.N., Suckling, J., Miskowiak, K.W., Ooi, C., Tait, R., Soltesz, F., Lawrence, P., Bentley, G., Maltby, K., Skeggs, A., Miller, S.R., McHugh, S., Bullmore, E.T. & Nathan, P.J. (2013). Effects of the BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and Met Load on Episodic Memory Related Neural Networks. PLOS One, 8, e74133. Shriki, O., Alstott, J., Carver, F., Holroyd, T., Henson, R.N., Smith, M.L., Coppola, R., Bullmore, E. & Plenz, D. (2013). Neuronal Avalanches in the Resting MEG of the Human Brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 33, 7079-7090. Dodds, C.M., Bullmore, E.T., Henson, R.N., Christensen, S., Miller, S., Smith, M., Dewit, O., Lawrence, P. & Nathan, P.J. (2011). Effects of Donepezil on cognitive performance after sleep deprivation. Human Psychopharmacology, 26, 578-87. Kitzbichler, M., Henson, R. N., Smith, M., Nathan, P. & Bullmore, E. (2011). Cognitive effort drives workspace configuration of human brain functional networks. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 8259-8270.
Start Year 2008
 
Description GSK2 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Department Research and Development GSK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am a consultant on a GSK project investigating effect of a drug on cognitive performance in ageing.
Collaborator Contribution We are able to use the behavioural and EEG data from our contribution to this project for scientific publication
Impact None yet
Start Year 2012
 
Description JS 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Department Department of Psychology
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I was a collaborator on a BBSRC new investigator award to Jon Simons, which has funded 2 fMRI and 2MEG studies at the CBU. It has also resulted in closer collaboration with a university group, including 2 papers below and 2 more under review. Since then, I became a Co-I on a new BBSRC project grant awarded to Jon Simons. We also co-supervise one PhD student (Ali Trelle)
Collaborator Contribution Funding for scanning and postdoc for work
Impact Trelle, A., Henson, R.N. & Simons, J. (2015). Identifying age-invariant and age-limited mechanisms for enhanced memory performance: Insights from self-referential processing in younger and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 30, 324-333. Brandt, V.C, Bergström, Z.M., Buda, M., Henson, R.N. & Simons, J.S. (2014). Did I turn off the gas? Reality monitoring of everyday actions. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioural Neuroscience, 14, 209-219. Bergström, Z.M, Henson, R.N, Taylor, J.R & Simons, J.S. (2013). Multimodal imaging reveals the spatiotemporal dynamics of recollection. Neuroimage, 68, 141-153. Gilbert, S., Henson, R.N. & Simons, J. (2010). The scale of functional specialization within human prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 1233-1237. Simons, J.S., Henson, R.N.A., Gilbert, S.J., & Fletcher, P.C. (2008). Separable forms of reality monitoring supported by anterior prefrontal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 20, 447-457.
Start Year 2008
 
Description KF 
Organisation Wellcome Trust
Department Wellcome Trust Cente for Neuroimaging
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Software for MEG/EEG analysis in SPM, and publications
Collaborator Contribution Software for MEG/EEG analysis in SPM, and publications
Impact Henson, R.N., Wakeman, D.G., Litvak, V. & Friston, K.J. (2011). A Parametric Empirical Bayesian framework for the EEG/MEG inverse problem: generative models for multisubject and multimodal integration. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5, 76, 1-16. Litvak, V., Mattout, J., Kiebel, S., Phillips, C., Henson, R.N., Kilner, J., Barnes, G., Oostenveld, R., Daunizeau, J., Flandin, G., Penny, W. & Friston, K.J. (2011). EEG and MEG data analysis in SPM8. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, ID852961. Henson, R.N., Flandin, G., Friston, K.J. & Mattout, J. (2010). A Parametric Empirical Bayesian framework for fMRI-constrained MEG/EEG source reconstruction. Human Brain Mapping, 31, 1512-1531. Henson, R.N., Mouchlianitis, E. & Friston, K.J. (2009). MEG and EEG data fusion: Simultaneous localisation of face-evoked responses. Neuroimage, 47, 581-589. Henson, R.N., Mattout, J., Phillips, C. & Friston, K.J. (2009). Selecting forward models for MEG source-reconstruction using model-evidence. Neuroimage, 46, 168-176. Chen, C.C, Henson, R.N. Stephan, K.E, Kilner, J.M. & Friston, K. J. (2009) Forward and backward connections in the brain: A DCM study of functional asymmetries. Neuroimage, 45, 453-462. Friston, K, Daunizeau, J, Kiebel, S, Phillips, C, Trujillo-Barreto, N, Henson, R, Flandin, G, Mattout, J (2008). Multiple sparse priors for the M/EEG inverse problem. Neuroimage, 39, 1104-20. Mattout, J., Henson, R N. & Friston, K.J. (2007). Canonical source reconstruction for MEG. Computational Intelligence and Neuroscience, Article ID67613. Henson, R.N. Mattout, J, Singh, K, Barnes, G, Hillebrand, A. & Friston, K.J. (2007). Population-level inferences for distributed MEG source localisation under multiple constraints: Application to face-evoked fields. Neuroimage, 38, 422-438.
Start Year 2006
 
Description MAGIC consortium 
Organisation Elekta Inc
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution I am the UK representative for a consortium funded by Elekta Neuromag to investigate clinical utility of MEG in early diagnosis of MCI/Alzheimer Disease. I have provided data, attended meetings in Madrid and teleconferences, and contributed to analysis and reporting
Collaborator Contribution Co-authoring of a large multi-site study in preparation.
Impact Maestu, F., Peña, J.M., Garcés, P., Gonzalez, S., Bajo, R., Bagic, A., Cuesta, P., Funke, M., Makela, J. Menasalvas, E., Nakamura, A., Parkkonen, L., Lopez, M.E., del Pozo, F., Sudre, G., Zamrini, E., Pekkonen, E., Henson, R. & Becker, J. (2015). A multicenter study of the early detection of synaptic dysfunction in mild cognitive impairment using magnetoencephalography-derived functional connectivity. Neuroimage: Clinical, 9, 103-109.
Start Year 2012
 
Description MB 
Organisation University of Cambridge
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Involved in design, analysis and reporting of several experiments while a postdoc was at the CBU, funded by a Fellowship from Peterhouse College, Cambridge
Collaborator Contribution Acquisition and publication of new data
Impact Barense, M.D, Groen, I, Lee, A.C, Yeung, L-K, Brady, S.M, Gregori, M, Kapur, N, Bussey, T.J, Saksida, L.M. & Henson, R.N. (2012). Intact memory for ir-relevant information impairs perception in amnesia. Neuron, 75, 157-167. Barense, M., Henson, R. & Graham, K. (2011). Perception and conception: Temporal lobe activity during complex discriminations of familiar and novel faces and objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3052-3067. Barense, M., Henson, R.N., Lee, A. & Graham, K.J. (2010). Medial temporal lobe activity during complex discrimination of faces, objects and scenes: effects of viewpoint. Hippocampus, 3, 389-401.
Start Year 2006
 
Title Automated Analysis (AA) of neuroimaging data 
Description My group contributed several extensions of the AA software used around world for batching large, multimodal neuroimaging datasets, particularly DTI and MEG. 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2015 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact Enabled all our CamCAN analysis and publications, and other sites in future 
URL https://github.com/rhodricusack/automaticanalysis
 
Description BBSRC CamCAN coverage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One of 2 main people interviewed for BBSRC film clips promoting our work on ageing and the brain (CamCAN), and quoted and provided figures for associated BBSRC Business Newsletter

Several people from around world have commented on videos (which are on U-tube)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2013/130723-f-ageing-cognition-part1-cam-can-project.aspx
 
Description BBSRC YouTube videos 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A series of videos created by BBSRC about CamCAN project and released on You Tube

http://youtu.be/msiHdCsUq2s (Part #1: Cam-CAN project overview)
http://youtu.be/fexu3VNzY-k (Part #2: MRI brain imaging)
http://youtu.be/eq8wHT8qYJs (Part #3: MEG brain waves)
http://youtu.be/-DhCfxn_XnA (Part #4: Motor learning experiment)
http://youtu.be/HRSTrioN-EE (Part #5: Hitchcock emotional movie response)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://youtu.be/msiHdCsUq2s
 
Description CBU Cambridge Science Night, part of Cambridge Science Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of my group demonstrated experiments to approx 80 members of the public during the annual CBSU Science Night as part of Cambridge Science Week

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015,2016
URL http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/blog/2015/02/cambridge-science-festival-2015-at-the-cbu/
 
Description Cam-CAN Newsletters 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Newsletter distributed to all participants who have completed a Cam-CAN Home Interview. Provides updates on the project progress. See http://www.cam-can.org/takingpart/index.html for copies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
URL http://www.cam-can.org/takingpart/index.html
 
Description CamCan Newsletter articles 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact 2 Henson team members, Geerlings and Kievit, wrote articles about their research for the CamCan Newsletter, which is sent to all CamCan participants in the post and also appears on the publically accessible website. It gives participants the opportunity to read information about the research they have participated in and stimulates how they think about aging and the brain. Linda Geerlings wrote an article entitled "Networks in the ageing brain". Rogier Kievit wrote an article about brain structure during aging.

It reports to participants that value of their participation and the impact they have made by taking part. It provides them with the results of the research in which they have participated so that they feel valued for their contribution. It also informs them of the important information that has been discovered about an aging brainl.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cam-can.org/takingpart/index.html
 
Description CamCan Website_Research finding summaries 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact It resulted in participants, who are members of the local lay community, learning about the specific research results and engaged them in what they took part in. It encouraged them to think critically about their understanding of the specifica topic being researched.

After this, members of the public then engaged with the researchers on further visits and expressed curiosity about the research and how we now currently understand the brain and memory and aging and what we specifically learn from this reasearch.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cam-can.org/highlights/index.html
 
Description Cambridge BrainHack 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Darren Price presented CamCAN data for a brain hacking workshop where researchers learn and help in analysis of complex data
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://kirstiejane.github.io/cambrainhack2017/
 
Description Cambridge Memory Meeting_Organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation workshop facilitator
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A member of the Henson team, Dr Andrea Greve, co-organised the Memory Meeting in the Cambridge area in 2014, and Roni Tibon and Aya Ben-Yakov organised this in 2018. This is the annual meeting that mingles all Cambridge-based individuals who research Memory. This enables collaborations and information sharing between individuals researching similar areas.

After the conference researchers who may not have other-wise work together, collaborate and further engage with one another.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2018
URL http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/cambridge-memory-meeting-2014/
 
Description Cambridge Science Festival Science Night- participation and organisation 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Annually, various members of the Henson team give hands-on demonstrations of the experiments , describe our scientific questions, and give more formal talks in order to disseminate our research to a general public audience as part of the city's Science Festival. AG also organised the night on behalf of the whole unit: March 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description Careers Talks at School Visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 4 members (EC, TE, RK, A,B-Y) of Henson's research team gave talks about their personal career paths and more general career choices available in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience to students visiting the MRC CBU. These students are high achieving students from less advantaged backgrounds from around the region looking to learn more about careers in science.

Students were highly engaged, asking questions and interacting with researchers and equipment. It gave them first hand experience at the place of brain research and also gave them direct access to people in a career that they might be interested in. It provided them with information that informs their decisions about what to study, what careers to have, and where to work.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description Cheltenham Science Festival Presentation 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A member of the Henson Research team, Rebecca Beresford, Worked the MRC stand at The Times Cheltenham Science Festival and also gave a presentation there. This made the MRC research available to the public and other researchers and also informed them of specific research of the team.

Visitors of the stand asked about the MRC research and how it impacts on them. They also were encouraged to think further about our specific research adn this sparked discussion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science
 
Description Fresher's Fair Volunteer Recruitment 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Members of the Henson team, AG, EC, AK, RT, staffed booths at various Fairs for university students. Group members talked about their individual research, CBU research, and invited individuals to join the volunteer panel and to participate in MRC-CBU research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Frontiers for Young Minds 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact RT and EC published an article in Frontiers for Young minds, an online open-access journal for children. Children also learn to reveiw and edit the articles as they are the peer-reviewers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://kids.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/frym.2016.00011
 
Description Group members at Royal Soc Event 2010 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The MRC CBSU presented a stand at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2010 at the Festival Hall from 25th June - 4th July, in which several of my group took part.

I understand the event attracted close to 100,000 members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Henson CamCAN Talks 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact - Invited talk by Henson for CamCAN at 2015 DALLAS AGING & COGNITION CONFERENCE, USA: "Combining MRI, fMRI and MEG to study neural bases of age-related changes in cognition: evidence from the CamCAN project". http://vitallongevity.utdallas.edu/events/dacc
- Invited talk by Henson for CamCAN at the 2015 Memory Disorders Research Society (MDRS) conference: "Multiple determinants of ageing memories: results from a large, population-representative cohort" UK: http://www.mdrs2015.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
- Invited talk by Henson for CamCAN at the 2016 IBRO workshop in Budapest: "Cambridge Centre for Ageing & Neuroscience (CamCAN): some preliminary results" UK: http://www.ibro2016.hu/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Institute of Continuing Education 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact AG gave a series of lectures with presentations into subjects pertinent to the research funded by this award. This was part of a course given through the Institute of Continuing Education, in which the general public and professionals enroll in a part-time short course to develop knowledge in a specific area, and experts use their research to bolster the teaching. Each lecture was attended by around 50 individuals.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2017,2018
URL https://www.ice.cam.ac.uk/
 
Description MEG & me 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of Cambridge Science Festival, I help a "MEG and ME" project, to inform the public about the MEG technology, including appearing in several short films (https://vimeo.com/user34508878) and helping run experiments that the public suggested

https://twitter.com/megandme2014
http://www.cambridgesciencecentre.org/whats-on/events/design-brain-experiment/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://vimeo.com/user34508878
 
Description MEG UK Organiser 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact I organised this annual meeting in Cambridge with 180 delegates.

UK MEG scientific community now larger than ever before
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/personal/rik.henson/personal/MEGUK_Cambridge_2013_Final_Programme.pdf
 
Description MRC Centenary CBU Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I organised the "Memory" room for the MRC CBU Centenary Open Day

None obvious, though lots of positive feedback from public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description MRC-CBSU Volunteer Panel Newsletter Article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Members of the Henson research team, EC, and AG wrote articles for the newsletter which is sent to the volunteer participants of the CBU and also available to the wider public online. This article informs readers about the outcomes of the research they take part in and about recent research findings in an accessible, non-academic way. It is also used as a recruitment tool to invite more individuals to take part in research.

The newsletter empowers people as they take part in research. It also informs them about recent research findings and recruits further participants to the MRC CBU volunteer panel.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013,2014,2016
URL http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/newsletter2014.pdf
 
Description MRC-CBSU website_student testimonial content 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact A member of the Henson Team wrote a testimonial for the public website, in which she reported about her student experience as she studies at the MRC CBSU. This is used as a recruitment tool to attract postgraduate students from all over th te world. From this activity people reading this page were informed about what it might be like to study here.

Those researching a place to study for a PhD were informed of the atmosphere here and also the resources available. The were provided with information to stimulate their consideration of the CBU as a place to study and facilitate a decision as to whether or not to apply.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/studentships/student-testimonial/
 
Description Media Interest: Nature Communications Kievit et al 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Medical Research Council issued a press release following publication of the of Kievit et al. Nature Communications, 5, 568, paper - http://www.mrc.ac.uk/news-events/news/cognitive-abilities-age-at-different-rates-because-our-brains-age-differently/.
The same article was picked up and reported by additional agencies/organisations:
o BBSRC: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/health/2014/141218-pr-cognitive-abilities-age-different-rates.aspx.
o British Geriatrics Society, 17 December 2014: http://www.bgs.org.uk/index.php/fallsresources-315/3501-different-rates-cognitive-deterioration
o The Times, 19 December 2014: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4301407.ece
o The Daily Mail, 18 December 2014: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2878849/Different-parts-brain-age-different-rates-Older-people-multitask-long-lose-ability-pay-bill.html
o Alzheimer UK, 18 December 2014: http://www.alzheimersresearchuk.org/news-detail/11222/Thinking-skills-decline-at-different-rates-as-we-age/
o Women's Brain Health Initiative, 18 December 2014: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/different-parts-of-the-brain-age-at-different-rates
o Health Canal, 18 December 2014: http://www.healthcanal.com/brain-nerves/58593-cognitive-abilities-age-at-different-rates-as-our-brains-get-older.html
o National Headlines, 18 December 2014: http://www.nationalheadlines.co.uk/862264/different-parts-of-the-brain-age-at-different-rates-older-people-can-still-multitask-long-after-they-lose-the-ability-to-pay-a-bill/
o GM journal, 18 December 2014: http://www.gmjournal.co.uk/cognitive_abilities_age_at_different_rates_because_our_brains_age_differently_25769818814.aspx
o Fitzwilliam College: https://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk/about/newsitem-5-242
o Panorama Armenian news, 20 December 2014: http://www.panorama.am/en/popular/2014/12/20/brain-ageing/
o University of Cambridge daily news digest, 22 December 2014: http://universityofcambridge.cmail1.com/t/ViewEmail/j/AE7F077A0D268A41/DFD295083F34F412C9C291422E3DE149
o Cambridge Neuroscience, 22 December 2014: http://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/news/article.php?permalink=0a50eef884
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Memory Disorders Research Society annual meeting co-organiser 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Workshop Facilitator
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I was local Cambridge organiser for the annual meeting of the international Memory Disorders Research Society - a 3 day meeting for approx 100 scientists.

No
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2007,2015
URL http://www.mdrs2015.psychol.cam.ac.uk/
 
Description Open Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Members of the Henson team contributed to the CBU's Weekend Open Day, where the Unit was open on a weekend day to the general public over multiple years. The team organised the seminar room for the whole Memory and Perception group, set up displays and interactive experiments. Talked about their research and findings as funded by this award.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016,2018
 
Description Pint of Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Delivers relevant cutting-edge research to the public in an accessible form and an accessible place (the pub). It allows for the sharing of information and the stimulation of discuss between the researchers and the public. The talk aging and the brain was delivered by Dr Linda Geerlings of the Henson Team in 2014, and by Dr Aya Ben-Yakov in 2017.

The public asked many interesting questions, giving rise to disucssiong. It stimulated how the thought about an aging brain, and also about the research carried out at the MRC.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2017
URL http://pintofscience.co.uk/events/cambridge/
 
Description RH on Radio 4 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact I was interviewed for a piece on Radio 4's Today programme about Erasing Memories, part of which was broadcast on Thursday, 25 March 2010.

N/A
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Research Talks to School Visits 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Members of the Henson group (EC) (RV), delivered scientific talks about research funded by this award, gave tours of our facility, and talked with students.These were various school groups and their teachers on their day visits to the CBU. All students were 15 years of age and older and schools were local, regional, and international.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
 
Description Royal Society- Organised Poster Session 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Member of Henson team organised a poster session for the discussion meeting of the Royal Society, "Royal Society of Mice and Mental Health: facilitating dialogue between basic and clinical neuroscientists", which brought together experts from various sciences. Basic and clinical neuroscientists pioneering research into mental health disorders have much to learn from each other, but opportunities for interaction are limited. This meeting brought these investigators together, highlighting commonalities in approach and facilitating dialogue between them, to aid in the development of new, fully translational models that will promote our understanding and treatment of mental health disorders.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/04/mental-health/
 
Description Talks at School in Czech Republic 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact A member of the Henson team, J Cevora, presented talks to A-level equivelent students at a school, Uherske Hradiste, in the Czech Republic. Talks involved topics he is familiar with from his PhD research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Times Higher Comment on Helium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Commented in Times Higher on shortage of liquid helium affecting scientific research

a few further phone calls
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description U3A talk Kent 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation Keynote/Invited Speaker
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 100 members of U3A filled venue for their monthly scientific talk to hear about research on the effects of ageing on the brain and cognition

Many U3A members (retired individuals) wanted to know more about our research on ageing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Univeristy of Groningen Psychology Newsletter Interview 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact A member of the Henson Lab, Dr Linda Geerlings, gave an interview about research on aging and the brain and about her personal experience during postgraduate study. The interveiw was published in print and online; it aims to reach everyone interested in the current developments in the field of psychology.

It provided information to people who are unfamiliar with this research area and it was aimed to stimulate PhD students to think about their own career trajectory. One PhD student directly contacted Dr Geelings afterwards for advice about her research.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://mindwise-groningen.nl/
 
Description University of Sussex departmental Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A B-Y was an invited speaker as part of a lecture series at the University of Sussex. The lecture series presents current research from speakers from around the UK external to the dapartment. The attendees of the lecture are faculity of the department, Postgraduate and undergraduate students. A B-Y disseminated her research and had discussion about her research. The talk was titled: Where the episode ends: hippocampal encoding at event offset
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visiting work experience students 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Members of the Henson team (EC, TE, RT) hosted work experience students at the CBU for up to 2 weeks. Some were A-level age and others were undergradutes. Lab members gave talks and explained research to the students, while also giving them experience with day-to-day researcher activities, including data coding, stimuli design and creation, and study participation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Wolfson Science Society Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact AG was an invited speaker as part of the Wolfson Science Society Lecture Series at the Wolfson College, University of Cambridge which students and general public likely linked to the college, attend to learn about the research and findings of the speaker.

"The Wolfson College Science Society, founded in the Michaelmas Term 2010, aims to promote science, medicine, technology and engineering research in College.The Society hosts termly series of lay-friendly talks, which help to contribute to an understanding of how science and technology affect not only the way we live now, but perhaps more importantly, how they will affect our lives in the future."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/seminars/science
 
Description Year 5 School Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Spoke about cognitive neuroscience and memory to a class of ~30 Year 5 pupils.


None yet!
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Young Galileo magazine for children 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Members of Henson Team, RT, published articles in an Israeli magazine intended for children, Young Galileo. She has submitted original articles, and edited and translated articles for children in the general public as part of this project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018
 
Description nature asia 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact RH was interviewed for the article "Watching the brain walk London : New techniques in experimental psychology show complex brain interactions behind memory and strategy when we navigate." This article highlighted recently published research and was published as part of Nature Middle East. "It is a comprehensive portal site for information on scientific and medical research in the Arabic-speaking Middle East, the research community and its activities. It is a site with a broad scope that caters for scientific and medical researchers at all levels, from students to post-doctoral fellows to principal investigators. Most importantly, Nature Middle East will be a unique online platform for the scientific and medical research community to connect, network and exchange information or ideas, to promote good science and stimulate research and debate."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.natureasia.com/en/nmiddleeast/article/10.1038/nmiddleeast.2017.51