Roni Tibon Lab head
I am an assistant professor at the University of Nottingham (School of Psychology). The main goal of my research is to understand the neurocognitive mechanisms that shape our memories, and how they change throughout the lifespan. To achieve this goal, I use a variety of behavioural methods, neuroimaging methods (including EEG, MEG and fMRI), and analytical methods. Before I joined the University of Nottingham, I worked in Cambridge as a Research Fellow and then as a Senior Research Associate with Prof. Rik Henson at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit. Prior to that, I completed a postdoc at Reichman University with Prof. Daniel Levy, and a PhD at Bar Ilan University with Prof. Avi Goldstein and Prof. Eli Vakil, where I investigated how different encoding mechanisms produce qualitative changes to remembering. Aside from my research, I enjoy traveling, sleep (when I can), and engage in crafty stuff. But most of all, I enjoy goofing around with my kids (aka: "The Trolls"). That, and Netflix.
Josefina Weinerova PhD student
I am a researcher interested in the fields of cognitive science, public health, and meta-science. Currently, I am studying the effects of Covid-19 on the brain and cognition as a PhD student at the University of Nottingham. Before that, I have worked for the National Institute of Mental Health in the Czech Republic on a clinical trial of the effects of probiotics on cognition in older adults. I have also collaborated with the Centre for the Modeling of Biological and Social Processes which analyses covid related data and drafts policy recommendations for the Czech government and other stakeholders. I have graduated from the University of Cambridge, reading Psychological and Behavioural Sciences (undergraduate) and Biological Science – Psychology (MPhil). I enjoy hiking, food and coffee.
Anwesha Chakraborty Placement MSc Student
I am a MSc Cognitive Neuroscience student at the University of Nottingham. A few topics which pique my interest are neurodegenerative disorders, epilepsy, addictions & neural connectivity. Currently, I am looking into multilayer brain networks mainly utilizing MEG data. I aim to pursue a PhD in the future. Apart from academics I am a trained dancer, coffee lover and enjoy watching documentaries.
Caitlin Griffiths Intern
I am a fourth year MSci Psychology student at the University of Nottingham. My main research interest is neurodegenerative diseases, specifically Alzheimer’s Disease. My previous dissertation focused on Alzheimer’s Disease related brain changes with neuroimaging of the locus coeruleus and related brain areas and this was only possible with the help of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative who provided the data for us at the university. For my final year dissertation, I am researching the long-term value of the drug Lecanemab in Alzheimer’s Disease and how we would distribute this to the public. Outside of academia, I represent the University of Nottingham in karate, I enjoy going to see live music and hanging out with friends.
Jingyan Pang MSc student
Project title: How variables related to unitisation affect the performance of retrieval
Min Kui MSc student
Project title: Exploring the effects of unitization on aging-related memory deficits