Chris Butler studied medicine at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge (1991-1994) and then at the University of Edinburgh (1994-1997). He conducted his PhD on the syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia under the supervision of Professor Adam Zeman. He worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Memory and Aging Center, University of California at San Francisco and moved to Oxford in 2009. He was awarded a Clinician Scientist fellowship from the Medical Research Council in 2013.
Training and qualifications
- PhD (Edin) 2009
- MSc (Edin) in Philosophy of Mind 2009
- MRCP (UK) 2001
- MB ChB (Edin) 1997
- MA (Cantab) 1995
PhD FRCP Edin
Memory loss is a disabling consequence of many common neurological disorders including dementia, stroke, epilepsy and head injury. A central goal of cognitive neuroscience is therefore to understand the relationships between memory and brain function, both in health and disease.
My research focusses on understanding the memory deficits experienced by patients with damage to the medial temporal lobes of the brain due to:
- limbic encephalitis
- Alzheimer's disease
Sources of funding
- John Fell Fund (2017-2018)
- MRC (2015-2020)
- ARUK (2017-2018)
- MRC (2013-2018)
- NIHR (2009-2013)
- Wellcome Trust (2010-2013)
- Epilepsy Research UK (2010-2013)
Hippocampal network abnormalities explain amnesia after VGKCC-Ab related autoimmune limbic encephalitis.
Loane C. et al, (2019), J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry, 90, 965 - 974
Lessons of the month 3: Spontaneous resolution of frontotemporal brain sagging syndrome.
Kent L. et al, (2019), Clin Med (Lond), 19, 336 - 337
Education modulates brain maintenance in presymptomatic frontotemporal dementia.
Gazzina S. et al, (2019), J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry
Impaired memory-guided attention in asymptomatic APOE4 carriers.
Zimmermann J. et al, (2019), Sci Rep, 9
Ultrasound Neuromodulation: A Review of Results, Mechanisms and Safety.
Blackmore J. et al, (2019), Ultrasound Med Biol
The inner fluctuations of the brain in presymptomatic Frontotemporal Dementia: The chronnectome fingerprint.
Premi E. et al, (2019), Neuroimage, 189, 645 - 654
Accelerated long-term forgetting.
Butler C. et al, (2019), Cortex, 110, 1 - 4
Attention network dysfunction underlies memory impairment in posterior cortical atrophy.
Veldsman M. et al, (2019), Neuroimage Clin, 22
Encoding-related brain activity and accelerated forgetting in transient epileptic amnesia.
Atherton KE. et al, (2018), Cortex
Accelerated long-term forgetting in asymptomatic APOE ε4 carriers.
Zimmermann JF. and Butler CR., (2018), Lancet Neurol, 17, 394 - 395