Dr Penny (Penelope) Lewis - research
Off-line learning during sleep and wakefulness:
My research investigates brain plasticity, focussing specifically on the changes in behaviour and neural activity which occur after initial learning. I’m particularly interested in ‘off-line’ consolidation, or changes occurring while a memory is not being encoded, practiced, or recalled. These can happen both during sleep and during wakefulness.
Current interests in the lab fall into three main categories:
- consolidation of procedural skills
- emotional episodes
- semantic knowledge
(Please see above for a link to the Sleep and Memory Group).
Collaborators and affiliated staff
- Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI)
- Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM)
- Polysomnography (PSG)
- Behavioural Psychophysics