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Dr Cyril Pernet

Academic Fellow

Willingness to take Ph.D. students: Yes

Education / Academic qualification

Doctor of Science, Toulouse 2 University
Discrimination and categorization in central and parafoveal vision in normal and dyslexics subjects: a neurofunctional and cognitive approach of the lateral masking effect

Professional Qualifications

2001Profesional certificate in neuropsychology

Area of Expertise

Research expertisecognitive neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, neuroimgaing


I have a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology from the university of Toulouse III in France where I was working with Dr JF Demonet and Dr P Celsis. I moved next to Finland (Prof R. Salmelin) then Glasgow (Prof B Belin) where I was respectively post-doc fellow and post-doc RA. In 2007 I joined the Brain Research Imaging Center in Edinburgh as fMRI lead for SINAPSE (Scottish Imaging Network A Platform for Scientific Excellence = coordination of some fMRI activities across Scotland). I am now Academic Fellow, teaching fMRI/EEG and researching in the areas of language and categorization with a focus on methods and clinical applications (brain tumours, stroke). 

Current Research Interests

  • Cognitive neuroscience (categorization processes, vision/voice/language)
  • Clinical applications of neuroimaging research to stroke and brain tumours
  • Methodological/statistical development for EEG and fMRI
  • Translational imaging

My research in a nutshell

My work focuses on methodological development (i) in statistics and (ii) in stats/data processing/IT that allows neuro-imaging to be applied in day-to-day clinical settings. I have a large interest in studying cognition (vision, audition, and language), brain disease (stroke, brain tumour, development disorders) and imaging techniques (MRI, PET, EEG).

Research activities & awards

  1. INCF Special Interest Group on Reproducibility & Best Practice in neuroimaging

    Activity: ConsultancyContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups

  2. Software Sustainability Institute Collaborations Workshop 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  3. BrainHack Global

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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Research projects

  1. Software Sustainability Institute Fellow

    Project: Other ProjectResearch Collaboration with external organisation

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