Head of the Laboratory of Neurobiology
NamePositionTelephoneEmail
Professor S Zeki Head of Laboratory 02076 797316
Researchers
NamePositionTelephoneEmail
Dr Stewart Shipp Senior Research Fellow
UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
Bath Street, London EC1V 9EL
02076 084004 s.shipp@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Tomohiro Ishizu Research Fellow 020 7679 1580 t.ishizu@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Yoshihiro Shigihara Research Fellow y.shigihara@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Luca Ticini Research associate 02076 797316 (UCL x37316) l.ticini@ucl.ac.uk
Computing
NamePositionTelephoneEmail
Mr John Romaya Senior Programmer 02076 793905 (UCL x33905) j.romaya@ucl.ac.uk
Staff at the FIL (Functional Imaging Laboratory)
Functional Imaging Laboratory staff directory
Honorary Members of LON
NamePositionEmail
Dr Hideaki Kawabata Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Keio University, Japan kawabata@flet.keio.ac.jp
Dr Andreas Bartels Postdoc Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen and at the LON andreas.bartels@tuebingen…
Dr Konstantinos Moutoussis Department of the History of Science, Athens University konstantinos.moutoussis…
Ludovica Lumer Director of the Nina Lumer Gallery, Milan
Former Staff and Students of LON
NamePositionEmail
Dr Ulrich Kirk Post doc at Human Neuroimaging Lab, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. ulrichkirk@gmail.com
Dr Klaartje Heinen Postdoc Research Fellow kheinen@gmail.com
Dr Richard Lewis Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen richard.lewis@tuebingen…
Dr Matthew Self Physiological Laboratory, University of Austria m.self@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Taiji Takanashi Has returned to Japan t.takanashi@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Richard Perry Now works as a Specialist Registrar at the National Hospital for Neurology richardjperry@tiscali.co.uk
Dr Velia Cardin Former Wellcome Trust PhD student. Now at Royal Holloway College. v.cardin@ucl.ac.uk
Mr Barrie Roulston Former Wellcome Trust PhD student
Dr Tzu-Ching ("TC") Chiang Has returned to Taiwan t.chiang@ucl.ac.uk
Dr Edoardo Zamuner Lecturing at the University of Melbourne
Dr Chi-Hua Chen Now researching at the University of California, San Diego
Dr Marcus Pearce Now researching at Goldsmiths, University of London
Ms Fiammetta Ghedini
Ms Barbara Nordhjem
Dr Sam Cheadle Now researching at the University of Oxford
Jonathan Stutters Now researching at the Instuitute of Neurology

Latest news - lectures

  • Future engagement Feb 1-20 2016, India: A lecture tour to include Delhi, Kolkota, Pune, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Mumbai and Trivandrum
  • Future engagement April 7, 2016 Multiple task-dependent asynchronous hierarchies within the visual brain’s parallel processing systems, Neurosciences Institute, University of Valparaiso
  • Future engagement April 9, 2016 The neurobiology of aesthetic experiences and the significance of beauty, Puerto de Ideas, Teatro Municipal, Antofagasta, Chile
  • Future engagement: April 29, 2016 The Uses of Beauty, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge
  • Future engagement: May 9, 2016 Lecture at Trnava University, Bratislava
  • Future engagement: May 16, 2016 The Neurobiology of Beauty, Lecture at Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm (Aula Medica)
  • Future engagement: May 21, 2016 The Neurobiology of Beauty, 19:00, Lecture at the Copernicus Festival, Krakow, Poland
  • Future engagement Jul 19-22 2016, Japan: A lecture at the 39th annual meeting of the Japanese Neuroscience Society, held at the Pacifica, Yokohama
  • Future engagement Jul 24-29 2016, Japan: A lecture at the International Congress of Psychology, held at the Pacifica, Yokohama
  • Future engagement: May 26, 2016 Mathematical imagination and the uses of beauty, Lecture at the Symposium on The Process of Imagination, NewHums Research Centre, University of Catania, Sicily
  • Future engagement: June 25, 2016 Lecture at II JORNADAS INTERNACIONALES DE NEUROESTÉTICA, MADRID 2016
  • Future engagement: September 26, 2016 Multiple task-dependent asynchronous hierarchies within the visual brain’s parallel processing systems, Seminar at the 2016 Neuroscience Seminar Series Erasmus MC Rotterdam
  • Future lectures, for which details will be published here later:
  • October 2016, Melbourne
  • November 26, 2016 Athens
  • February 2018, Chennai, India

Latest news - publications

  • Recently appeared: Imaging the passionate stage of romantic love by dopamine dynamics by Kayo Takahashi, Kei Mizuno, Akihiro T Sasaki, Yasuhiro Wada, Masaaki Tanaka, Akira Ishii, Kanakao Tajima, Naohiro Tsuyuguchi, Kyosuke Watanabe, Semir Zeki and Yasuyoshi Watanabe is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: A special issue of The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, edited by Semir Zeki, to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the birth of this, the first peer-reviewed journal, is now online. It is entitled "Cerebral Cartography: a vision of its future" and contains, among other articles, ones giving detailed descriptions of the American, European and Japanese brain initiative programmes.
  • Recently appeared: A massively asynchronous, parallel brain by Semir Zeki is now available in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B.
  • Recently appeared: Area V5 - a microcosm of the visual brain by Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Parallel processing of face and house stimuli by V1 and specialized visual areas: a magnetoencephalographic (MEG) study by Yoshihito Shigihara and Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: A neurobiological enquiry into the origins of our experience of the sublime and beautiful by Tomohiro Ishizu and Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Neurobiology and the Humanities by Semir Zeki is now available in Neuron
  • Recently appeared: Non-binding relationship between visual features by Dragan Rangelov and Semir Zeki is now available in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Parallel processing in the brain's visual form system: An fMRI study by Yoshihito Shigihara and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Recently appeared: Masking reveals parallel form systems in the visual brain by Yu Tung Lo and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Now available: The role of parietal cortex in the formation of colour and motion based concepts by Samuel W. Cheadle and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
  • Now available: Semir Zeki's first book, A Vision of the Brain, can be downloaded here.
  • Now available: Perceptual asynchrony for motion by Yu Tung Lo and Semir Zeki in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Varieties of perceptual instability and their neural correlates by Tomohiro Ishizu and Semir Zeki in Neuroimage.
  • Now available: The experience of mathematical beauty and its neural correlates by Semir Zeki, John Romaya, Dionigi Benincasa and Sir Michael Atiyah in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: The "Visual Shock" of Francis Bacon: an essay in neuroesthetics by Semir Zeki and Tomohiro Ishizu in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Clive Bell's "Significant Form" and the neurobiology of aesthetics by Semir Zeki is now available under open access in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
  • Now available: The brain's specialized systems for aesthetic and perceptual judgments by Semir Zeki and Tomohiro Ishizu is now available under open access in the European Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Parallelism in the brain's visual form system by Semir Zeki and Yoshihito Shigihara is now available in the European Journal of Neuroscience.
  • Now available: Splendors and Miseries of the Brain is now available in Greek and Polish (also available in Spanish, Italian and German).