Epilepsy Cognition Group

Our group uses neuropsychological testing and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to investigate cognitive functioning in the healthy brain and in disease.

By examining how cognition is affected in neurological conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, and brain injury, we hope to understand both the nature of cognition in the healthy brain and how the brain adapts to disruptions to its integrity. Our interests span a range of cognitive functions, including language, memory, attention, processing speed and mood.

Research interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Cognition
  • Language
  • Memory
  • Mood


  • MRI

Research team

Research team head


  • Foster, E., Chen, Z., Vaughan, D.N., Tailby, C., Carney, P.W., D’Souza, W., Au Yong, H.M., Nicolo, J.-P., Pellinen, J., Carrillo de Albornoz, S., Liew, D., O’Brien, T.J., Kwan, P. and Ademi, Z. (2022). Prospective multisite cohort study of patient-reported outcomes in adults with new-onset seizures. Epilepsia Open, [online] 7(1), pp.201–209. doi:https://doi.org/10.1002/epi4.12571.
  • ‌Tailby, C., Collins, A.J., Vaughan, D.N., Abbott, D.F., O’Shea, M., Helmstaedter, C. and Jackson, G.D. (2020). Teleneuropsychology in the time of COVID-19: The experience of The Australian Epilepsy Project. Seizure, 83, pp.89–97. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2020.10.005.
  • Vaughan, D.N., Rayner, G., Tailby, C. and Jackson, G.D. (2016). MRI-negative temporal lobe epilepsy. Neurology, 87(18), pp.1934–1942. doi:https://doi.org/10.1212/wnl.0000000000003289.

Contact us

Dr Christopher Tailby

Group Head
[email protected]