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2018 SINAPSE ASM Jun 25, 2018 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Quincentenary Building, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Medical Image Understanding and Analysis Conference 2018 Jul 09, 2018 - Jul 11, 2018 — University of Southampton, England
Society for Magnetic Resonance Angiography 30th Annual International Conference Aug 29, 2018 - Aug 31, 2018 — University of Glasgow
Predictive Intelligence in Medicine MICCAI 2018 Workshop Sep 16, 2018 12:00 AM — Granada, Spain
Scottish Molecular Imaging Meeting 2018 Sep 19, 2018 09:00 AM - 07:00 PM — Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Glasgow

Dr Alexa Morcom

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Position: Lecturer


Memory, ageing, fMRI, EEG, ERPs

Institute: PPLS

Department: Psychology

Research Themes

My group's research focuses on human memory and how it changes in normal ageing, using brain imaging – functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electrophysiological event-related potentials (ERPs) – as well as behavioural methods. As we age it becomes increasingly difficult to learn new information and to remember accurately, although many mental abilities are preserved. With the population getting older and more people staying in work longer, there is a pressing need to understand these memory changes and what is taking place in the brain.

Key Publications
  • Morcom, A.M. (In press) Resisting false recognition: An ERP study of lure discrimination. Brain Research. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2015.07.049. [Epub Aug 6 2015 - free link until Oct 2015 here]
  • Abdularahman, H.; Fletcher, P.C., Bullmore, E.T.; Morcom, A.M. (2015). Dopamine and memory dedifferentiation in ageing. Neuroimage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.031. [Epub Mar 21 2015]
  • Morcom A.M.; Johnson, W. (2015) Neural reorganization and compensation in aging. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 27(7):1275-85. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00783
  • Pidgeon, L.M.; Morcom, A.M. (2014) Age-related increases in false recognition: the role of perceptual and conceptual similarity. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience. 6:283. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00283
  • Schaefer, R.S., Morcom, A.M., Roberts, N. & Overy, K. (2014) Moving to Music: Effects of Heard and Imagined Musical Cues on Movement-Related Brain Activity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8:774. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00774
  • Morcom, A.M. (2014) Re-engaging with the past: recapitulation of encoding operations during episodic retrieval. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8(351):1-13. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00351
  • Parra, M. A., Della Sala, S., Logie, R. H., & Morcom, A. M. (2013). Neural correlates of shape-color binding in visual working memory. Neuropsychologia, 52c, 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.09.036