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Many congratulations to Kia Nobre who has been appointed Professor of Translational Cognitive Neuroscience held jointly in the Departments of Experimental Psychology and Psychiatry. Kia investigates how neural activity linked to perception and cognition is modulated according to memories, task goals, and expectations. She is interested in how these large-scale dynamic regulatory mechanisms develop over life, and how they are disrupted in psychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. She is also Director of the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity.

This has been a good summer for Kia who has also been awarded a £1.9M Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award 'Premembering' Perception in the Human Brain’ The project will look at how expectations based on our long-term experience combine with our current task goals to prepare neural activity and guide adaptive perception in dynamic environments?