Cyril Pernet

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Senior Academic Fellow, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences, University of Edinburgh


  • Cognitive neuroscience (categorization processes, vision/voice/language)
  • Clinical applications of neuroimaging research to stroke and brain tumours
  • Methodological/statistical development for EEG and fMRI
  • Open and reproducible science

My work

I obtained PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the University of Toulouse III in France in 2004 working on neurodevelopmental disorders using MRI, functional MRI and EEG. I followed my studies with a post-doc fellowship from the Fyssen Foundation to work in Finlandon reading using MEG. I finally moved to UK in 2006, working in Glasgow as post-doc research assistant, working on auditory (voice) processing using fMRI and EEG and, in 2007, joined the Brain Research Imaging Center in Edinburgh, as fMRI lead for SINAPSE. I am now a Senior Academic Fellow. A lot of my work is around methodological development that allows neuro-imaging to be applied in day-to-day clinical settings. I have a large interest in studying cognition (vision, audition, and language), brain disease (stroke, brain tumour, development disorders) and imaging techniques (MRI, PET, EEG).

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