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Catherine Price

Catherine Price

Professor Catherine Price FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2020


Cathy Price is a Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, whose early work in human neuroimaging helped to produce new approaches for investigating the brain bases of cognitive functions. She also provided theoretical frameworks for understanding cognitive impairments in neurological patients. Her research has helped to transform our understanding of how the brain supports language processing - including speech perception, speech production, semantic memory and reading. Contrary to traditional views, Cathy has shown how specialisation for all types of language processing emerges through cross-talk among unique combinations of areas that are each involved in many other non-linguistic functions. Her current work is in the development of neuroimaging tools that predict and explain how stroke survivors recover from speech and language impairments (aphasia).

Cathy is Director of the Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging (2015) and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (2014). She won the Young Investigator Award for Human Brain Mapping (2001), the Justine et Yves Sergent award (2008), the Ipsen Foundation Neuropsychology Prize (2012) and the 5th Suffrage award for Life Sciences (2018).

Professional positions

Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London (UCL)

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