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Aidan Horner

Associate Professor in Psychology and Neuroscience, University of York

Psychologist and neuroscientist who conducts research into episodic memory, spatial navigation, forgetting, and sleep. I use experimental psychology, brain imaging (fMRI and MEG), polysomnography, and computational modelling to understanding how the brain allows us to remember things over long periods of time. I am particularly interesting in understanding why and how we forget. Ultimately, I want to know whether we can minimise forgetting when we want to remember things, such as in an educational setting, and increase forgetting when we want to forget, such as when we have intrusive memories of traumatic events.


  • 2016–present
    Associate Professor, University of York