Jodie Davies-Thompson


Email: j.daviesthompson{at}
Currently: Postdoc at the University of Nottingham, with Prof. Douglas Hartley

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). During my postdoc in Canada, my primary project was investigating ways in which perceptual learning can be applied to improve face recognition abilities in prosopagnosia, as well as the structural and functional changes that occur as a result of these behavioural improvements. During my postdoc in Italy, I used fMRI to examine cross-modal plasticity of the visual and auditory cortex in the blind and deaf. I am currently undertaking a Marie-Sklodowska Curie postdoctoral fellowship examining plasticity of visual and auditory cortices in D/deaf individuals. In the long-term, I aim to i) continue my work in face processing, concentrating on the rehabilitation of prosopagnosia, and ii) continue to investigate the multiple facets of visual and auditory cross-modal plasticity.

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