Biography

Heidi Bonnici is a cognitive neuroscientist, and joined the school of Psychology as a lecturer in 2015. She has a BSc in Computer Science (2004) from the University of Malta, an MSc (2005) in Artificial Intelligence and a PhD (2009) in Brain Imaging from the University of Edinburgh. After obtaining her PhD, Heidi worked as a postdoctoral fellow first at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, UCL, and then at the University of Cambridge.

Indicative Publications

Bonnici HM, Chadwick MJ, Maguire EA. 2013. Representations of recent and remote autobiographical memories in hippocampal subfields. Hippocampus 23 (10): 849-54.

Bonnici HM, Sidhu M, Duncan JS, Maguire EA. 2013. Assessing hippocampal functional reserve in temporal lobe epilepsy: A multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data. Epilepsy Research 105(1-2): 140-9.

Bonnici HM, Chadwick MJ, Lutti A, Hassabis D, Weiskopf N, Maguire EA. 2012. Detecting representations of recent and remote autobiographical memories in vmPFC and hippocampus. Journal of Neuroscience 32 (47): 16982-91.

Bonnici HM, Chadwick MJ, Kumaran D, Hassabis D, Weiskopf N, Maguire EA. 2012. Multi-voxel pattern analysis in human hippocampal subfields. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 6: 290.

All Publications

Bonnici, H. M., Maguire, E. A.

(2018)

Two years later – Revisiting autobiographical memory representations in vmPFC and hippocampus,

in Neuropsychologia

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pp. 159-169

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Cheke, L. G., Bonnici, H. M., Clayton, N. S., Simons, J. S.

(2017)

Obesity and insulin resistance are associated with reduced activity in core memory regions of the brain,

in Neuropsychologia

96

pp. 137-149

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Vogelsang, D. A., Bonnici, H. M., Bergström, Z. M., Ranganath, C., Simons, J. S.

(2016)

Goal-directed mechanisms that constrain retrieval predict subsequent memory for new "foil" information,

in Neuropsychologia

89

pp. 356-363

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Bonnici, H. M., Richter, F. R., Yazar, Y., Simons, J. S.

(2016)

Multimodal feature integration in the angular gyrus during episodic and semantic retrieval,

in The Journal of Neuroscience

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pp. 5462-5471

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Kumar, S., Bonnici, H., Teki, S., Agus, T., Pressnitzer, D., Maguire, E., Griffiths, T.

(2014)

Representations of specific acoustic patterns in the auditory cortex and hippocampus,

in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

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article no. 20141000

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Chadwick, M. J., Bonnici, H. M., Maguire, E. A.

(2014)

CA3 size predicts the precision of memory recall,

in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)

111

(29)

pp. 10720-10725

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Bonnici, H. M., Chadwick, M. J., Maguire, E. A.

(2013)

Representations of recent and remote autobiographical memories in hippocampal subfields,

in Hippocampus

23

(10)

pp. 849-854

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Bonnici, H. M., Sidhu, M., Chadwick, M. J., Duncan, J. S., Maguire, E. A.

(2013)

Assessing hippocampal functional reserve in temporal lobe epilepsy: A multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data,

in Epilepsy Research

105

(1-2)

pp. 140-149

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Bonnici, H. M., Chadwick, M. J., Lutti, A., Hassabis, D., Weiskopf, N., Maguire, E. A.

(2012)

Detecting representations of recent and remote autobiographical memories in vmPFC and hippocampus,

in The Journal of Neuroscience

32

(47)

pp. 16982-91

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Chadwick, M. J., Bonnici, H. M., Maguire, E. A.

(2012)

Decoding information in the human hippocampus: a user's guide,

in Neuropsychologia

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(13)

pp. 3107-3121

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Bonnici, H. M., Kumaran, D., Chadwick, M. J., Weiskopf, N., Hassabis, D., Maguire, E. A.

(2012)

Decoding representations of scenes in the medial temporal lobes,

in Hippocampus

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pp. 1143-53

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Bonnici, H. M., Chadwick, M. J., Kumaran, D., Hassabis, D., Weiskopf, N., Maguire, E. A.

(2012)

Multi-voxel pattern analysis in human hippocampal subfields,

in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

6

pp. 290

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Harris, J. M., Moorhead, T. W. J., Miller, P., McIntosh, A. M., Bonnici, H. M., Owens, D. G. C., Johnstone, E. C., Lawrie, S. M.

(2007)

Increased prefrontal gyrification in a large high-risk cohort characterizes those who develop schizophrenia and reflects abnormal prefrontal development,

in Biological Psychiatry

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pp. 722-9

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Bonnici, H. M., William, T., Moorhead, J., Stanfield, A. C., Harris, J. M., Owens, D. G., Johnstone, E. C., Lawrie, S. M.

(2007)

Pre-frontal lobe gyrification index in schizophrenia, mental retardation and comorbid groups: an automated study,

in NeuroImage

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pp. 648-54

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Key Research Interests

Heidi uses brain imaging and stimulation methodologies such as fMRI and TMS to investigate the neural basis of episodic and autobiographical memory, both in normal function and in the context of ageing and pathology. She also has a strong interest in dissociating the functions of the subfields of the hippocampus, and of how their connectivity with each other and other key brain regions influence episodic memory.

Administrative Posts

Deputy Plagiarism Officer