Many congratulations to Rebecca Jackson, who has been awarded a three-year postdoctoral fellowship from the British Academy. This is very well deserved and highly prestigious. ;

This paper has just been accepted for publication at Cortex:

  • R. Zahn, S. Green, H. Beaumont, A. Burns, J. Moll, D. Caine, A. Gerhard, P. Hoffman, B. Shaw, J. Grafman, & M.A. Lambon Ralph (in press). “Frontotemporal lobar degeneration and social behaviour: Dissociation between the knowledge of its consequences and its conceptual meaning.” Cortex

Congratulations to Anna Woollams. A new paper (originally from Gemma Evans’s thesis work) has just appeared.

A.L. Evans, M.A. Lambon Ralph, A.M. Woollams (2017). “Seeing the meaning: Top-down effects on letter identification.” Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 322. [doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00322]

A very nice paper has just been accepted at NeuroImage.

Congratulations to Rebecca Jackson (the work arises from her EPSRC doctoral prize) as well as Claude Bajada and Grace Rice who made important additional contributions.

  • R.L. Jackson, C.J. Bajada, G.E. Rice, L.L. Cloutman, & M.A. Lambon Ralph (in press). “An emergent functional parcellation of the temporal cortex.” NeuroImage.

Congratulations to Claude Bajada – who has just had another paper accepted from his BBSRC-funded DTP studentship work. A very nice study.

  • C.J. Bajada, R.L. Jackson, H.A. Haroon, H. Azadbakht, G.J.M. Parker, M.A. Lambon Ralph, & L.L. Cloutman. (in press) “A Graded Tractographic Parcellation of the Temporal Lobe.” NeuroImage.


Congratulations to Francesca Branzi whose latest paper has just been accepted:

  • Branzi, F. M., Calabria, M., Boscarino, M. L., & Costa, A. (2016). On the overlap between bilingual language control and domain-general executive control. [doi: 10.1111/nyas.12951]

Rebecca Jackson has been awarded the 6th EPS Frith Prize. This this is a highly competitive award made by the EPS for the person who has made a significant contribution to psychological knowledge through their doctoral studies and associated publications.

Rebecca will be delivering her prize lecture at the April EPS meeting in Durham. Many congratulations to Rebecca – who clearly deserves this award.

November 2015

Our NYAS review paper on the roles of left vs. right ATL in semantic processing has been published. Well done to Grace Rice.

  • G.E. Rice, P. Hoffman, & M.A. Lambon Ralph (2015). “Graded specialisation within and between the anterior temporal lobes.” Ann. N.Y. Acad. Sci., 1359, 84–97. [doi: 10.1111/nyas.12951.

May 2015

Many congratulations to Claude Bajada– who has just had this nice review from his doctoral work accepted for publication at Cortex:

  • C.J. Bajada, M.A. Lambon Ralph, & L.L. Cloutman (in press). “Transport for Language South of the Sylvian Fissure: The routes and history of the main tracts and stations in the ventral language network.” Cortex.

Many congratulations to Gina Humphreys– who has just had a paper accepted at PNAS. A great achievement.

  • G.F. Humphreys, P. Hoffman, M. Visser, R.J. Binney, & M.A. Lambon Ralph (in press). “Establishing task- and modality-dependent dissociations between the semantic and default mode networks.” PNAS.

Well done to Rebecca Jackson – a second paper from her doctoral work is now accepted for publication at JoCN.

  • R.L. Jackson, M.A. Lambon Ralph, & G. Pobric (in press). “The timing of anterior temporal lobe involvement in semantic processing.” Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. [doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00788]

Many congratulations to Grace Rice – her formal meta-analysis of the fMRI literature (a part of her doctoral studies) has been accepted at Cerebral Cortex.

  • G.E. Rice, M.A. Lambon Ralph, & P. Hoffman (in press). “The roles of left vs. right anterior temporal lobes in conceptual knowledge: An ALE meta-analysis of 97 functional neuroimaging studies.” Cerebral Cortex. [doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv024]

April 2014


30 April: We are delighted to announce that Karalyn Patterson has been elected to the Royal Society.  As many of you know, Karalyn is an Honorary Professor here in NARU/SPS and she has been a long-term supporter of and collaborator with our research activities.  Karalyn has already been elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences and the British Academy - and so she now holds a full triad of premier fellowships covering science, biomedicine and arts/humanities.  These awards are, of course, an apposite reflection of the enormous contribution she has made to our field and are more than deserved.  The formal induction ceremony will be held in mid-July.

January 2014

9 January: Congratulations to Anna Woollams.  A nice paper on comparing reading in pure alexia and semantic dementia accepted:

  • A. Woollams, P. Hoffman, D. Roberts, M.A. Lambon Ralph, & K. Patterson (in press). "What lies beneath: A comparison of reading aloud in pure alexia and semantic dementia." Cognitive Neuropsychology.

9 January: Another paper has appreared from Taiji Ueno's thesis work:

  • T.Ueno, S.Saito, A.Saito, Y.Tanida, K.Patterson & M.A.Lambon Ralph. Generalization of the Primary Systems Hypothesis to Japanese-specific language processes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 433-446 [doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00467]