Anne Treisman Lecture - Developmental Amnesia: From discovery to brain and behavioural phenotypes.
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I will cover the circumstances that led to the discovery of the syndrome of Developmental Amnesia (DA) and describe brain and behavioural phenotypes of the disorder with implications for an intervention that could improve the profound deficit in delayed recall. I will then describe a DA case with temporal lobe epilepsy and bilateral Stereo EEG for memory mapping to guide surgical decision making.


After completing my post-doctoral training at the Montreal Children’s Hospital/Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery at McGill University, I moved to London in 1983. With the support of MRC, I took up a clinical-academic lectureship at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health to develop the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Unit/Department, and its clinical counterpart, the Neuropsychology Specialty Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. My research has focused in the following areas: (a) Developmental amnesia and the structure and function of hippocampal-dependent memory circuits after early brain injury; (b) Motor speech and language disorders resulting from mutation of FOXP2 gene; and© Brain plasticity and reorganisation of cognitive and sensorimotor function in children undergoing epilepsy surgery.
Date: 10 June 2024, 14:00 (Monday, 8th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: New Radcliffe House, Walton Street OX2 6NW
Venue Details: Seminar room 2, 2nd floor
Speaker: Professor Faraneh Vargha-Khadem (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health)
Organising department: Department of Experimental Psychology
Organiser: Professor Matthew Rushworth (University of Oxford)
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Host: Professor Kate Watkins (University of Oxford)
Part of: Departmental Seminar Series (Experimental Psychology)
Booking required?: Not required
Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Anne-Marie Honeyman-Tafa