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Dr Matt Jones

Dr Matt Jones

Dr Matt Jones
BA(Cantab), PhD(Bristol)

Reader in Cognitive Neurophysiology

Area of research

Neuronal networks in cognition and disease

Office E33/E7
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Alt. +44 (0) 117 331 2242
Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2289

Research summary

What kind of neuroscience do you do?

Decades ago, I fell into a pond full of mud and slime.  It so happens that the offending pond is about 150 metres from my Bristol lab and, whenever I see it, I can immediately recall the traumatic scenes of my youth.  How does my brain make this happen?  How are the different facets of my experience – its location, sensory properties and emotional consequences – integrated into memory?  Are the same neurons that were first activated when I hit the murky water still involved in storing and recalling that ...

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As an undergraduate, I went up to Cambridge to read Chemistry, bonded more strongly with Pharmacology and was ultimately only sated by Neuroscience.  Prompted by an in vivo electrophysiological project during my final year, I then spent the three years of my Ph.D. investigating the neurophysiology and pharmacology of spinal nociceptive processing (with Max Headley).

Altered pain states piqued my interest in plasticity, so I next slithered up the CNS to the hippocampus, spending my first postdoctoral stint with Tim Bliss (co-winner of the 2016 Brain Prize - hooray!) in London, where I used in vivo field potential recordings ...

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