Dr Carl Hodgetts

Research interests

I am interested in the brain networks and representations that underpin our we remember and move around the world. What is the role of the hippocampus in memory? How does the brain carve experience into distinct "events" or “episodes”? How do individual differences in how we remember relate to different networks in the brain? Finally, how are these brain circuits affected as we grow old, or in disease?

If you would like to learn more, or check out current opportunities in my lab, please visit the Connected Memory Lab website.

You can also find me on Twitter at @CJHodgetts

Personal profile

After completing a PhD in Experimental Psychology, I joined Kim Graham’s lab at Cardiff University, where I used different neuroimaging tools to understand the brain networks underpinning memory and perception, and how these are affected in individuals at increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. In 2016, I was awarded a Wellcome ISSF fellowship to study the role of hippocampal subfields in scene perception using 7T MRI at the University of Oxford. I subsequently joined the new Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) to develop their 7T cognitive imaging programme. I moved to Royal Holloway as a lecturer in September 2019, where I aim to use MRI and virtual reality to understand how the brain forms representations of space and events in more naturalistic contexts.  


I currently teach on PS2061 (Brain & Behaviour) and PS3061 (The Ageing Brain), and coordinate PS5208 (Applied Neuroscience). In addition, I supervise final year projects and clinical MSc projects related to my interests in human memory, perception and navigation.  


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