I received a B.Sc. (hons) and M.Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience (Psychology) from Memorial University of Newfoundland. I received a Doc. rer. nat. (Ph.D. equivalent) from Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, Germany -- having spent most of my time at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. I subsequently had postdoctoral fellowships at: the Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Canada; Jülich Research Center, Germany; and Radboud University, Nijmegen. In January 2018, I joined the School of Psychology here in Nottingham as Assistant Professor.
My present research focus is on the involvement of the locus coeruleus / noradrenergic system (LC/NE) in the modulation of cognitive functions, including decision making, utility assessment, and… read more
REID AT, HOFFSTAEDTER F, GONG G, FOX PT, LAIRD AR, EVANS AC, AMUNTS K and EICKHOFF SB, 2016. A seed-based cross-modal comparison of brain connectivity measures. Brain Structure and Function. 222(3), 1131-1151 REID AT, BZDOK D, GENON S, LANGNER R, MÜLLER VI, EICKHOFF CR, HOFFSTAEDTER F, CIESLIK EC, FOX PT, LAIRD AR, AMUNTS K, CASPERS S and EICKHOFF SB, 2015. ANIMA: A data-sharing initiative for neuroimaging meta-analyses Neuroimage. 124(B), 1245-1253 REID AT, BZDOK D, LANGNER R, FOX PT, LAIRD AR, AMUNTS K, EICKHOFF SB and EICKHOFF CR, 2015. Multimodal connectivity mapping of the human left anterior and posterior lateral prefrontal cortex Brain Structure and Function. 221(5), 2589–2605
REID AT, LEWIS J, BEZGIN G, KHUNDRAKPAM B, MCINTOSH AR, EICKHOFF SB, BELLEC P and EVANS AC, 2015. A cross-modal, cross-species comparison of connectivity measures in the primate brain Neuroimage. 125, 311-331
My present research focus is on the involvement of the locus coeruleus / noradrenergic system (LC/NE) in the modulation of cognitive functions, including decision making, utility assessment, and adaptive behaviour. To study this, I combine a continuous highway driving simulation task with eye tracking and neuroimaging approaches (EEG, MEG, or fMRI).
I am also interested in the neurodegenerative processes underlying healthy aging and Alzheimer's-type dementia. In particular, Alzheimer's-related pathology has been linked to the LC/NE system early in life, and this suggests that understanding the function of this system in cognition can also help us understand -- and develop therapies to target -- the processes underlying neurodegeneration and cognitive decline.
My research also has a strong methodological basis, and I have developed methods for estimating brain connectivity from neuroimaging approaches. In particular, I am interested in ways to integrate information across multiple modalities, such as structural (DWI, sMRI), functional (EEG, MEG, fMRI), and meta-analytic (BrainMap.org, Neuovault.org, CoCoMac.org) approaches.
Further detail on my research and available positions can be found at my website: http://andrew.modelgui.org