Chris Moulin

Chris MoulinChris Moulin is a cognitive neuropsychologist, and Chaire d’Excellence at the University of Bourgogne, France.  He studied for his doctorate under Tim Perfect and Alan Baddeley at the University of Bristol.  He has published over 50 scientific works on the subject of human memory , and contributed to numerous book projects.

Moulin is perhaps most well known for his research into the phenomenon of deja vu.  He researches memory form the viewpoint that subjective experiences and links to other higher order functions are critical.  His work has focused on understanding and improving memory function in Alzheimer’s disease, brain injury, epilepsy, and healthy ageing.  Chris has held administrative roles at the British Psychological Society, and is passionate about the opportunities for postgraduate training.

His selected publications include:

  • Wojcik, D.Z., Moulin, C.J.A., & Souchay, C. (in press) Metamemory in Children with Autism: Exploring ‘Feeling-of-knowing’ in Episodic and Semantic memory. Neuropsychology.
  • Cole, S., Fotopoulou, A., Oddy, M., Moulin, C.J.A. (in press). Implausible Future Events in a Confabulating Patient with an Anterior Communicating Artery Aneurism. Neurocase.
  • Genon, S., Collette, F., Moulin, C.J., Lekeu, F., Bahri, M.A., Salmon, E., & Bastin, C. (in press).Verbal learning in Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment: fine-grained acquisition and short-delay consolidation performance and neural correlates. Neurobiology of Aging.

He has a blog and you can follow him on Twitter @chrsmln

Published: 21 March 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015

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Keith Laws

Keith LawsKeith Laws is professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology and head of research in the School of Psychology at the University of Hertfordshire. He completed his PhD Experimental Psychology at University of Cambridge and is the author of over 100 papers and a recent book entitled ‘Category-Specificity: Evidence for Modularity of Mind’.

He is a chartered psychologist, associate fellow of the British Psychological Society, member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching and various academic organisations including the British Neuropsychological Society, British Neuropsychiatry Association, and Experimental Psychology Society.

One consistent themes of his research over the past 20 years has been the cognitive deficits that blight the lives of people with schizophrenia. Two of his papers (Laws 1999; Hill et al 2004) were described as among the top 70 most influential published articles in schizophrenia (“Just the Facts”: What we know in 2008 Schizophrenia Research, 100, Tanden et al 2008).

Laws has been a strong critic of the use of CBT for treating the psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia

In 1999, he received a Young Investigator Award (from the International Congress on Schizophrenia Research), which described his research as ‘superior’ and identified him as a ‘future leader’ in the schizophrenia field. Another recent article examining the use of CBT in people with schizophrenia (‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for major psychiatric disorder: does it really work? Lynch, Laws & McKenna 2010) published in Psychological Medicine is amongst the most accessed articles in 50 years of the journal.

Most recently, his research has also focused on cognitive problems in Alzheimer’s disease, body dysmorphic disorder, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Laws’ research has often been featured in the media around the world including, for example, his work on how the recreational drug Ecstasy impairs memory, and how women are better at multitasking than men.

He has been interviewed by numerous radio stations, and featured in newspapers and magazines ranging from the Sun to the Telegraph, the Times, Newsweek, Reuters, Scientific American, and Nature.

Laws serves as section editor of BMC Psychology and Plos One. Also, he has a blog about Cognitive Neuropsychology. Follow him on Twitter @Keith_Laws for latest tweets about Cognitive Neuropsychology.

Credits to University of Hertfordshire

Published: 09 March 2014

Last update: 03 February 2015

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