MB BChir MA MRCP
Clinical Research Fellow
- Honorary Consultant Neurologist
My current research focuses on how the neurotransmitter dopamine influences attention and vigour. Rewards and penalties can motivate us to move faster and to be more accurate. I use eye tracking, reaction times, and distraction to measure reward processing. I am investigating how reward processing is affected by dopaminergic drugs, Parkinson's disease, and focal damage to the frontal lobe of the brain.
I am also studing how we sequentially search for information with our eyes, and how we retain information in visuospatial working memory.
Reward Pays the Cost of Noise Reduction in Motor and Cognitive Control.
Manohar SG. et al, (2015), Curr Biol, 25, 1707 - 1716
Gene therapy for GM1 gangliosidosis: challenges of translational medicine.
Hayward C. et al, (2015), Ann Transl Med, 3
Characterization of reward and effort mechanisms in apathy.
Bonnelle V. et al, (2015), J Physiol Paris, 109, 16 - 26
Reward Pays the Cost of Noise Reduction in Motor and Cognitive Control
Manohar SG. et al, (2015), Current Biology, 25, 1707 - 1716
Neurological Disorders of Attention
Manohar SG. et al, (2014), The Oxford Handbook of Attention
- Oxford Cognitive Neuropsychology Centre Research Group
- Cognitive Neurology Research Group (Prof. Masud Husain) Research Group