Aidan completed a BSc in Psychology and MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of York. He then undertook doctoral training in Cognitive Neuroscience at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit in Cambridge and was a visiting scholar at Stanford University during this period. Following postdoctoral positions at the Otto-von-Guericke University and University College London, he returned to York as a lecturer in Psychology in 2016.
My research interests are broadly related to how the brain remembers information over long periods of time. How are we able to remember life events from weeks, months or even years ago? How are we able to navigate through a city we haven’t visited for several months?
I use experimental psychology, virtual reality, brain imaging and computational modelling to understand the neural mechanisms that support long-term memory.