Welcome to my website!
I am a Sir Henry Wellcome Research Fellow based at the School of Psychology & Neuroscience at The University of Glasgow. I am also the Honorary Secretary of the British Neuropsychological Society until Spring 2024, a “Recommender” (action editor) for Peer Community in Registered Reports (PCI-RR) and an action editor of the Neuropsychology section of Cogent Psychology
My research interests include visuospatial attention, pseudoneglect, cognitive aging, laterality, stroke rehabilitation, non-invasive brain stimulation (mainly tDCS), EEG and neurofeedback. I am working on a few different research strands at present:
Oscillations in patients with visual/attention disturbance after stroke:
I am Chief Investigator of the BRAVAS-2 clinical trial. In this trial I am investigating rhythmic neural activity (oscillations) in people with visual and/or attention disturbance after stroke (hemianopia & hemispatial neglect). We have now finished recruiting across NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire.
I am interested in mobile technologies, such as mobile EEG, and modulating the brain using non-invasive brain stimulation (tDCS & tACS) and EEG neurofeedback, including the various experimental problems within these fields (e.g., issues around sham blinding, placebo effects).
My research also involves lateralised biases of visuospatial attention (pseudoneglect), particularly developmental and age-related changes in spatial biases, and the “real-world” consequences of spatial attention asymmetries (e.g. in driving behaviour and object avoidance).
I am always happy to discuss collaborations and potential MSc or PhD projects. Please get in touch via Gemma.Learmonth@glasgow.ac.uk or Twitter @gemma_learmonth.