SINAPSE Virtual Happy Hour May 19, 2021 04:30 PM - 05:30 PM — Virtual Happy Hour (online)
9th Annual Scottish Radiotherapy Research Forum Jun 03, 2021 12:30 PM - 05:00 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Scottish Dementia Research Consortium Annual Conference 2021 Jun 16, 2021 10:00 AM - 03:30 PM — Virtual Meeting (online)
Medical Imaging Convention [rescheduled] Sep 15, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021 — National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, England
2021 SINAPSE ASM Sep 16, 2021 - Sep 17, 2021 — Technology & Innovation Centre, University of Strathclyde, 99 George Street, Glasgow


SINAPSE experts from around Scotland have developed ten online modules designed to explain medical imaging. They are freely available and are intended for non-specialists.

Edinburgh Imaging Academy at the University of Edinburgh offers the following online programmes through a virtual learning environment:

Neuroimaging for Research MSc/Dip/Cert

Imaging MSc/Dip/Cert

PET-MR Principles & Applications Cert

Applied Medical Image Analysis Cert

Online Short Courses

Dr Alexa Morcom

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Position: Senior 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. We are particularly interested how the mental and brain substrates that enable us to remember events (episodic memory) change during the adult lifespan.

Key Publications
  • Morcom, A.M., Cam-CAN, & Henson, R.N.A. Increased prefrontal activity with aging reflects nonspecific neural responses rather than compensation. J Neurosci (In press).
  • Hoffman, P., & Morcom, A.M. (2018) Age-related changes in the neural networks supporting semantic cognition: A meta-analysis of 47 functional neuroimaging studies. Neurosci Biobehav Rev 84, 134-150.
  • Burnside, K.; Hope C; Gill, E.; & Morcom, A.M. (2017) Semantic relations do not always increase false memory in older adults. PeerJ 5: e4184.
  • Keating, J., Affleck-Brodie, C., & Morcom, A.M. (2017) Aging, Working memory capacity and the proactive control of recollection. PLoS ONE 12(7).
  • Morcom, A.M. (2016). Mind over memory: Cueing the aging brain. Curr Direc Psychol Sci. 25: 143.
  • Pidgeon, L., & Morcom, A.M. (2016). Cortical pattern separation and item-specific memory encoding. Neuropsychologia. 85:256.
  • Morcom, A.M. (2015) Resisting false recognition: An ERP study of lure discrimination. Brain Res. 1624: 336.
  • Abdularahman, H.; Fletcher, P.C., Bullmore, E.T.; Morcom, A.M. (2015). Dopamine and memory dedifferentiation in ageing. Neuroimage. 153: 211–220.
  • Morcom A.M.; Johnson, W. (2015) Neural reorganization and compensation in aging. J Cogn Neurosci. 27(7):1275.
  • Parra, M.A., della Sala, S., Logie, R.H., & Morcom, A.M. (2014). Neural correlates of visual working memory binding. Neuropsychologia. 52:27.

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