Dr Helen Barron

Dr Helen Barron

Helen Barron is a postdoctoral researcher at the MRC Brain Network Dynamics Unit, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on investigating how memories support adaptive behaviour, with particular interest in the interaction between the hippocampus and neocortex and the role of inhibition. Before moving to Oxford in 2015, Helen studied Natural Sciences (MA Cantab) at the University of Cambridge followed by a 4-Year MRC funded PhD program in Neuroscience at University College London (UCL) under supervision from Professors Tim Behrens and Ray Dolan. She then completed a Junior Research Fellowship under supervision from Professor David Dupret, where she developed a cross-species approach to gain insight into neural circuit mechanisms in the living human brain. Helen’s research now combines non-invasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and brain stimulation in humans with invasive electrophysiology and optogenetic manipulations in mice.

Dr Helen Barron joins us as a speaker at the Brainbox Initiative Conference 2020, with a talk entitled Neuronal computation underlying inferential reasoning in humans and mice.