Jodie Davies-Thompson

 

Email: j.daviesthompson{at}gmail.com
Currently: Lecturer in Psychology, Swansea University

Overview: I have a general interest in all aspects of vision and neural plasticity. However, I am particularly interested in the effects that brain injury or congenital dysfunctions have on visual processing and brain organisation. I use a range of techniques, including behavioural and psychophysical studies, fMRI, fMR-adaptation, multi-voxel pattern analysis (MVPA), dynamic causal modeling (DCM), psycho-physiological interactions (PPI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), volumetric brain morphometry (VBM), and myelin water imaging (MWI). My main research interests are: 1) Face recognition in normal and abnormal populations; 2) Rehabilitation of prosopagnosia, and ways in which perceptual learning can be applied to improve face recognition abilities, as well as the structural and functional changes that occur as a result of these behavioural improvements; 3) Cross-modal plasticity of the visual and auditory cortex in particular in blind and D/deaf individuals. I am happy to hear from any students or postdocs with an interest in these areas.

Head over to the Face Research Swansea (FaReS) group page to find out more.

Apparently, the tag cloud below sums up my research so far.