Jodie Davies-Thompson


Email: j.daviesthompson{at}
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.

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