My name is Jane Garrison, and I am a neuroscientist and lecturer at Cambridge University

About my work

Dr Jane GarrisonMy research primarily involves investigations into a facility we all have called “reality monitoring”. This is the way we know whether something that we think just happenedĀ really happened or was only a figment of our imagination

I am interested in how this ability works or is impaired in different sorts of people – including those who have schizophrenia. My work has received wide public attention, including by the BBC, and I have been named as a Rising Star by the Association For Psychological Science

I hope that my research will lead to new ways of diagnosing schizophrenia and even treating those hallucinations that disturb people

The picture above is of a stainless steel statue by Maggi Hambling called The Scallop, found on the beach at Aldeburgh. The words are a quote from Britten’s opera Peter Grimes, and read “I hear those voices that will not be drowned”