Dr Hugo Spiers

Hugo Spiers Profile

I am interested in how our brain constructs representations of the world and uses them to navigate, imagine the future and remember the past. I use brain imaging, neuropsychological testing, virtual reality, eye-tracking and single cell recording as methods to understand brain function and spatial cognition.

You can read more about me in the September 2012 Edition of The Psychologist:  


I gained my Ph.D. at the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in the research group of Neil Burgess and John O'Keefe. After post-doctoral fellowships at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge (with Kim Graham) and the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuro-imaging (with Eleanor Maguire) I was awarded a Wellcome Trust Advanced Training Fellowship to learn single unit recording. I now employ cognitive and behavioural neuroscience techniques in my laboratory to study the neural basis of spatial cognition.

In recent years I have received grants from the Wellcome Trust to collaborate with artists to explore neuroscience issues through art installations. 

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