Dr Amir-Homayoun Javadi

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Dr Amir-Homayoun Javadi


Dr Amir-Homayoun Javadi is a Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience in the School of Psychology, University of Kent, an Honorary Research Associate at the Institute of Behavioural Neuroscience, University College London, and a Visiting Professor at the School of Rehabilitation at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Prior to taking up his position at the University of Kent he was a Postdoctoral Researcher at University College London (UK), Dresden University of Technology (Germany) and Humboldt University in Berlin (Germany).

Key publications

  • Turrell, A., Halpern, A. R., & Javadi, A.-H. (2019). When tension is exciting: an EEG exploration of excitement in music. bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/637983
  • Crowley, R., & Javadi, A.-H. (2019). The modulatory effect of oscillatory reinstatement during slow- wave sleep on declarative memory consolidation. OSF Preprint, 1–37. doi: 10.31219/osf.io/8yxge
  • Pyke, W.*, Ifram, F.*, Coventry, L., Sung, Y., Champion, I., & Javadi, A.-H. (2019). The effects of different protocols of physical exercise and rest on long-term memory. OSF Preprint, 1–17. doi: 10.31219/osf.io/ckvdf
  • Crowley, R., Bendor, D., & Javadi, A.-H. (2019). A review of neurobiological factors underlying the selective enhancement of memory at encoding, consolidation, and retrieval. Progress in Neurobiology, 179(April), 101615. doi: 10.1016/j.pneurobio.2019.04.004
  • Stimpson, N. J., Davison, G., & Javadi, A.-H. (2018). Joggin’ the Noggin: Towards a Physiological Understanding of Exercise-Induced Cognitive Benefits. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 88(March), 177–186. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2018.03.018
  • Javadi, A.-H.*, Emo, B.*, Howard, L. R., Zisch, F. E., Yu, Y., Knight, R., … Spiers, H. J. (2017). Hippocampal and prefrontal processing of network topology to simulate the future. Nature Communications, 8, 14652. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14652

Research interests

Amir-Homayoun's research interests are in non-pharmacological approaches to enhancement of memory, learning, and decision making, as well as mental health. He uses a wide variety of intervention methods (eg physical exercise, electrical and magnetic brain stimulation, music and sleep), computational methods (eg modelling and artificial intelligence), and different imaging methods (eg EEG and eyetracking). 


1st supervisor

2nd supervisor

  • Matthew Plummer: Retrieval-induced updating of episodic memories (with Dr Zara Bergström as primary supervisor)
  • Louisa Salhi: Factors that affect learning during retrieval over age (with Dr Zara Bergström as primary supervisor)

Past research students

  • Dr Hannah Tummon: Investigating person identification in security settings with virtual reality (2nd supervisor with Dr Markus Bindemann as primary supervisor)


Professional memberships

  • Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) (2009-present)
  • BritishNeuroscience Association (BNA) (2014-present)

Grants and Awards

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