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Professor Matt Jones

Professor Matt Jones

Professor Matt Jones
B.A.(Cantab.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Professorial Research Fellow in Neuroscience

Area of research

Neuronal networks in cognition and disease

Office E17
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2289

Research summary

What kind of neuroscience do you do?

Decades ago, I fell into a pond full of mud and slime.  It so happens that the offending pond is about 150 metres from my Bristol lab and, whenever I see it, I can immediately recall the traumatic scenes of my youth.  How does my brain make this happen?  How are the different facets of my experience – its location, sensory properties and emotional consequences – integrated into memory?  Are the same neurons that were first activated when I hit the murky water still involved in storing and recalling that ...

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As an undergraduate, I went up to Cambridge to read Chemistry, bonded more strongly with Pharmacology and was ultimately only sated by Neuroscience.  Prompted by an in vivo electrophysiological project during my final year, I then spent the three years of my Ph.D. investigating the neurophysiology and pharmacology of spinal nociceptive processing (with Max Headley).

Altered pain states piqued my interest in plasticity, so I next slithered up the CNS to the hippocampus, spending my first postdoctoral stint with Tim Bliss (co-winner of the 2016 Brain Prize - hooray!) in London, where I used in vivo field potential recordings ...

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