Research Profile

Ciara Mary Greene

BIOGRAPHY

Following the completion of a degree in Psychology at Trinity College Dublin (graduated 2005, First Class Honours), I obtained my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience from the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. My thesis was entitled ‘The effects of catecholaminergic system genes on executive functions: A behavioural and fMRI study’. In it, I investigate the impact of a number of genes responsible for the action of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and noradrenaline on cognitive functions and their neural correlates.

I subsequently worked as a postdoctoral scientist in the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge and the Division of Brain Sciences at Imperial College London.

Research Interests

My research interests include the cognitive processes of attention and working memory, and the manner in which they interact. I am additionally interested in the modulation of these processes by other factors, including genetic variants and emotional state. I use neuroimaging techniques such as functional MRI to investigate the neural underpinnings of these cognitive functions. 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2012)'Neural repetition effects in the medial temporal lobe complex are modulated by previous encoding experience'
Greene CM, Soto D (2012) 'Neural repetition effects in the medial temporal lobe complex are modulated by previous encoding experience' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Competition in working memory reduces frontal guidance of visual selection'
Soto D, Greene CM, Chaudhary A, Rotshtein P (2012) 'Competition in working memory reduces frontal guidance of visual selection' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The NOS1 variant rs6490121 is associated with variation in prefrontal function and grey matter density in healthy individuals'
Rose EJ, Greene C, Kelly S, Morris DW, Robertson IH, Fahey C, Jacobson S, O'Doherty J, Newell FN, McGrath J, Bokde A, Garavan H, Frodl T, Gill M, Corvin AP, Donohoe G (2012) 'The NOS1 variant rs6490121 is associated with variation in prefrontal function and grey matter density in healthy individuals' [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'The effect of the neurogranin schizophrenia risk variant rs12807809 on brain structure and function'
Rose EJ, Morris DW, Fahey C, Robertson IH, Greene C, O'Doherty J, Newell FN, Garavan H, McGrath J, Bokde A, Tropea D, Gill M, Corvin AP, Donohoe G (2012) 'The effect of the neurogranin schizophrenia risk variant rs12807809 on brain structure and function' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Dopaminergic genotype influences spatial bias in healthy adults'
Greene CM, Robertson IH, Gill M, Bellgrove MA (2010) 'Dopaminergic genotype influences spatial bias in healthy adults' [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Interplay between affect and arousal in recognition memory'
Greene CM, Bahri P, Soto D (2010) 'Interplay between affect and arousal in recognition memory' [DOI] [Details]
(2009)'Noradrenergic genotype predicts lapses in sustained attention'
Greene CM, Bellgrove MA, Gill M, Robertson IH (2009) 'Noradrenergic genotype predicts lapses in sustained attention' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Behaviour of spectral entropy, spectral edge frequency 90%, and alpha and beta power parameters during low-dose propofol infusion'
Mahon P, Greene BR, Greene C, Boylan GB, Shorten GD (2008) 'Behaviour of spectral entropy, spectral edge frequency 90%, and alpha and beta power parameters during low-dose propofol infusion' [DOI] [Details]
(2008)'Imaging the genetics of executive function'
Greene CM, Braet W, Johnson KA, Bellgrove MA (2008) 'Imaging the genetics of executive function' [DOI] [Details]

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