Harriet Dempsey-Jones Ph.D.
Harriet Dempsey-Jones, Ph.D., is a researcher in the field of cognitive psychology, currently working between the University of Oxford and University College London. She looks at how brain activity and cognitive processes give rise to our subjective perceptual experiences. Specifically, her research looks at plasticity in the area of the brain that processes sensory inputs from your body—the somatosensory cortex. She investigates how we can boost normal human sensory perception through training. She also looks at how the brain changes when you take away a major source of sensory input: on a short-term time scale (e.g., following anaesthetic), as well as on a long-term time scale (e.g., following amputation of a limb).