Epilepsy Cognition Group

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

Research interests

  • Epilepsy
  • Stroke
  • Cognitive functions

  • Neuropsychological testing
  • MRI
  • Pre-surgical assessment

About our research

By examining how cognition is affected in neurological conditions such as epilepsy, stroke, and brain injury we hope to gain insights into both the nature of cognition in the healthy brain, and the manner in which the brain adapts to disruptions to its integrity.

As a group our interests span a range of cognitive functions, including language, memory, attention, processing speed and mood.

Research team

Research team head

Selected publications

  • Foster E, Chen Z, Vaughan DN, Tailby C, Carney PW, D’Souza W, Au Yong HM, Nicolo J-P, Pellinen J, Carrillo de Albornoz S, Liew D, O’Brien TJ, Kwan P and Ademi Z (2022), ‘Prospective multisite cohort study of patient-reported outcomes in adults with new-onset seizures’, Epilepsia Open, 7(1):201–209, doi:10.1002/epi4.12571
  • ‌Tailby C, Collins AJ, Vaughan DN, Abbott DF, O’Shea M, Helmstaedter C and Jackson GD (2020), ‘Teleneuropsychology in the time of COVID-19: the experience of The Australian Epilepsy Project’, Seizure, 83:89–97, doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2020.10.005
  • Vaughan DN, Rayner G, Tailby C and Jackson GD (2016), ‘MRI-negative temporal lobe epilepsy’, Neurology, 87(18):1934–1942, doi:10.1212/wnl.0000000000003289

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