Hello,

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, an editor of the Neuropsychology section of Cogent Psychology and a “Recommender” for PCI-RR.

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.

Neuro-technologies:
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).

Laterality:
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.