Dr. Roberts is a Lecturer in Psychology who specialises in Cognitive Neuroscience.
Dr. Roberts research is focussed on normal and disordered visual and language processing (e.g., word, object, and face recognition) using a variety of methods and techniques including neuropsychological investigations of brain-damaged patients, awake craniotomy, neuroimaging, and visual psychophysics. By adopting this convergent approach his research aims to advance our understanding of (1) the patterns of impairment following brain damage; (2) normal cognitive processes (e.g., healthy ageing); (3) how this knowledge can be used to translate evidence-based research into clinical practice (e.g., new diagnostic tools, interventions).
- PhD Cognitive Neuroscience (The University of Manchester, 2010)
- MRes Research Methods/Cognitive Neuroscience (The University of Manchester, 2006)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology (The University of Manchester, 2005)
Newest selected publications
Dundon, NM., Katshu, MZUH., Harry, B., Roberts, D., Leek, EC., Downing, P., (2017) 'Human Parahippocampal Cortex Supports Spatial Binding in Visual Working Memory'. Cerebral Cortex. pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 1047-3211et al.
Roberts, DJ., Lambon Ralph, MA., Kim, E., Tainturier, M-J., Beeson, PM., Rapcsak, SZ. and (2015) 'Processing deficits for familiar and novel faces in patients with left posterior fusiform lesions'. Cortex, 72. pp. 79 - 96. ISSN: 0010-9452et al.
Woollams, AM., Hoffman, P., Roberts, DJ., Lambon Ralph, MA. and Patterson, KE. (2014) 'What lies beneath: A comparison of reading aloud in pure alexia and semantic dementia'. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 31 (5-6). pp. 461 - 481. ISSN: 0264-3294
Roberts, DJ., Woollams, AM., Kim, E., Beeson, PM., Rapcsak, SZ. and Lambon Ralph, MA. (2013) 'Efficient Visual Object and Word Recognition Relies on High Spatial Frequency Coding in the Left Posterior Fusiform Gyrus: Evidence from a Case-Series of Patients with Ventral Occipito-Temporal Cortex Damage'. Cerebral Cortex, 23 (11). pp. 2568 - 2580. ISSN: 1047-3211
Tainturier, M-J., Bosse, M-L., Roberts, DJ., Valdois, S. and Rapp, B. (2013) 'Lexical neighborhood effects in pseudoword spelling'. Frontiers in Psychology, 4.