Anglia Ruskin invites former students back to uni for psychology lecture

Published: 16 November 2009 at 14:17

Alumni event puts the focus on memory and its disorders.

Anglia Ruskin University is inviting its former psychology students back to their hallowed halls of learning for a lecture and social event.

The special talk by Professor Karalyn Patterson will take place at the Faculty of Science & Technology, at the David Building in Cambridge on Saturday 5 December 2009.

Professor Karalyn Patterson is a Cognitive Neuropsychologist whose investigations range over the areas of reading, language processing, and memory. She is a founding member and Past President of the British Neuropsychological Society, a Fellow of the British Academy of Medical Sciences, and a Fellow of Darwin College, Cambridge.  She has published ground-breaking research on neuropsychological disorders of reading, language, and memory using an approach that uses cognitive testing to obtain detailed patterns of spared and impaired processes, in combination with brain imaging techniques to reveal malfunctioning brain regions.  

Professor Patterson was a key contributor to the seminal investigations of the neuropsychology of reading, particularly acquired dyslexia, in the late 70's and 80's.  Her recent work focuses on semantic dementia, a progressive neurological condition affecting conceptual knowledge and language.

Doors open at 2.00pm and the lecture will start at 2.30pm, followed by a question and answer session. The afternoon will finish with a social and networking event offering former students with the opportunity to catch up with old friends and former colleagues.

For further information or to reserve a space please contact the Alumni Office on 0845 196 4715 or email