John Duncan

University of Cambridge, UK

Educated at the University of Oxford (1970-1976), John Duncan spent two years at the University of Oregon working with Michael Posner before taking up a research position with the Medical Research Council. Currently he is a Programme Leader at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, with an adjunct appointment at the University of Oxford.  Trained in cognitive psychology and physiology, he now has research programmes in neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and single cell electrophysiology, addressing problems of attention, intelligence, cognitive control, impairment and recovery following brain damage, and frontal lobe functions.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the British Academy, and winner of the 2012 Heineken Prize in Cognitive Science