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Harriet Dempsey-Jones

Harriet Dempsey-Jones

Harriet is a researcher at the Oxford University FMRIB Centre (Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain). She recently moved to the UK from Australia, where she completed her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Queensland.

Her research interests cover a diverse range of topics regarding the brain plasticity and the area of the brain that represents the body (the somatosensory system). In recent studies she has investigated how we can use training to enhance the acuity of our senses - and further - how we can alter brain plasticity to further enhance this learning process. Her work also looks at how plastic changes occur in the brain after removal of sensory input - either through amputation of a limb, anaesthetics or other interventions. Finally, how learning and plasticity can alter the balance of neural excitation and inhibition and receptive field structures.

Harriet also loves teaching, and has taught a variety of courses within The University of Queensland and Oxford University on neuroscience, physiology and psychology.

A sixth sense? How we can tell that eyes are watching us

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Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience

Mar 30, 2016 12:33 pm UTC| Science

One the most intriguing physics discoveries of the last century was the existence of antimatter, material that exists as the mirror image of subatomic particles of matter, such as electrons, protons and quarks, but with...

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