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John Aggleton

John Aggleton

Professor John Aggleton FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2012


John Aggleton is a world expert in the neural basis of memory. His research has widely expanded our understanding of how memory is stored in the brain. He uses anatomical, behavioural and clinical methods to understand how different regions in the brain form connections vital for learning and memory.

John researches how areas of the brain work together to support different forms of memory, such as recall and recognition. He has identified key areas for memory function in the centre of the brain — the diencephalon at the upper end of the brain stem and the medial temporal lobe. He is now researching how these areas work together.

John has been President of the European Brain and Behaviour Society, and is President-elect of the British Neuroscience Association and a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He has published over 200 scientific papers and won several awards, including a Mid-Career Award of the Experimental Psychology Society.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Anatomy, physiology and neurosciences
    • Animal (especially mammalian) and human physiology and anatomy (non-clinical), Experimental psychology, Behavioural neuroscience
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