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Mark Postans

Research Associate

School of Psychology

+44 (0)29 2087 0365
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Maindy Road, Cardiff, CF24 4HQ

My research involves using a combination of behavioural paradigms, structural and functional imaging techniques (e.g., diffusion and functional MRI) to understand how individual brain regions (e.g., the hippocampus and extrastriate cortex) interact with one another via their white matter connections in the service of higher-level visual perception and memory. I am currently investigating how inter-individual variation in the function and structure of these distributed neurocognitive networks relates to memory and perception performance in individuals at differential genetic risk for developing dementia in later life.

Undergraduate education

I received my undergraduate degree (BSc Psychology, 2.1) from Cardiff University in 2008.

Postgraduate education

Following my undergraduate education, I obtained an MSc in Research Methods in Psychology from Swansea University in 2011. I then obtained a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from Cardiff University in 2015. During this time, I worked with Prof Kim Graham, studying the contributions of medial temporal lobe (hippocampus and perirhinal cortex) and extrastriate cortex regions to higher-level visual perception and memory.


2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate (Cardiff University; MRC) 2015 - 2018: Clinical Trial Manager (Cardiff University; ERUK)