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.

publications

Journal articles
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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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2019.0688rstb20190688
2021
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2020.0233rstb20200233
2021
Keogh R; Bergmann J; Pearson J, 2020, 'Cortical excitability controls the strength of mental imagery', eLife, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.50232
2020
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-65705-7
2020
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963721419835210
2019
Keogh R; Pearson J, 2018, 'The blind mind: No sensory visual imagery in aphantasia', Cortex, vol. 105, pp. 53 - 60, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2017.10.012
2018
Keogh R; Pearson J, 2017, 'The perceptual and phenomenal capacity of mental imagery', Cognition, vol. 162, pp. 124 - 132, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.02.004
2017
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, http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2014.2047
2015
Keogh R; Pearson J, 2014, 'The sensory strength of voluntary visual imagery predicts visual working memory capacity', Journal of Vision, vol. 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/14.12.7
2014