Rebecca Keogh

Postdoctoral Fellow

My current research interests center on visual cognition (e.g. visual memory, visual imagery, visual attention) and abnormal vision (e.g. visual hallucinations), and how variations in neural structure and function gives rise to the large differences in abilities seen in these areas. In addition I am also interested in how cognitive strategy, and engagement of different neural networks and regions, influences performance on memory tasks.

My research investigates these questions using psychophysics, non-invasive brain stimulation and neuroimaging, as well as individual differences and special population research.


Journal articles
Keogh R; Pearson J, 2021, 'Attention driven phantom vision: Measuring the sensory strength of attentional templates and their relation to visual mental imagery and aphantasia: Measuring attentional templates', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 376, pp. 20190688,
Rogers S; Keogh R; Pearson J, 2021, 'Hallucinations on demand: The utility of experimentally induced phenomena in hallucination research: Hallucinations on demand', Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 376, pp. 20200233,
Keogh R; Bergmann J; Pearson J, 2020, 'Cortical excitability controls the strength of mental imagery', eLife, vol. 9,
Dawes AJ; Keogh R; Andrillon T; Pearson J, 2020, 'A cognitive profile of multi-sensory imagery, memory and dreaming in aphantasia', Scientific Reports, vol. 10,
Pearson J; Keogh R, 2019, 'Redefining Visual Working Memory: A Cognitive-Strategy, Brain-Region Approach', Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 28, pp. 266 - 273,
Keogh R; Pearson J, 2018, 'The blind mind: No sensory visual imagery in aphantasia', Cortex, vol. 105, pp. 53 - 60,
Keogh R; Pearson J, 2017, 'The perceptual and phenomenal capacity of mental imagery', Cognition, vol. 162, pp. 124 - 132,
Shine JM; Keogh R; O’Callaghan C; Muller AJ; Lewis SJG; Pearson J, 2015, 'Imagine that: Elevated sensory strength of mental imagery in individuals with Parkinson’s disease and visual hallucinations', Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 282, pp. 20142047 - 20142047,
Keogh R; Pearson J, 2014, 'The sensory strength of voluntary visual imagery predicts visual working memory capacity', Journal of Vision, vol. 14,