Dr Samuel Evans
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I completed my PhD at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, in 2012 with Professors Sophie Scott and Stuart Rosen. I subsequently worked as a post-doc at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge with Dr Matthew H Davis and then back at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience with Professor Sophie Scott and Dr Mairead MacSweeney. I joined the psychology department at Westminster in March 2017.
My research identifies the neural mechanisms underlying language comprehension and production with the aim of characterising language processing systems, and their modulation by intrinsic (e.g. deafness, language impairment) and extrinsic factors (e.g. modality of language, signal degradation). These research themes are addressed by combining functional and structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging using a variety of techniques, including: Multivariate Pattern Analysis (MVPA), Independent Component Analysis (ICA) and Voxel Based Morphometry (VBM).