Dr Olivia Longe

Dr Olivia Longe - LHS

RCUK Academic Research Fellow

School of Life and health Sciences

Tel: +44 (0) 121 204 4018
email: o.a.longe@aston.ac.uk

Research Theme

 Clinical and Systems Neuroscience

Research Centre

Aston Brain Centre


  • PhD Cognitive Neuroscience (1999 - 2003): University of Manchester
    Supervisors: Dr Rebecca Elliott and Professor JFW Deakin

Career History

  • May 2005 - present: I am currently an RCUK Academic Research Fellow in the School of Life & Health Sciences at  Aston University. My research interests include neuroimaging studies of reward processing and cognition and motivation interactions, using both fMRI and MEG. I also have a specific interest in how self-criticism is processed at the neural level in both healthy adults and depressed patients.

  • 2003 - 2005: University of Cambridge: Post-Doctoral Research Associate
    I worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain, University of Cambridge. Projects included fMRI investigations of grammar processing and lesion-behaviour correlations for semantic processing.

Selected Publications:

  • Longe, O., Maratos, F.A., Gilbert, P., Evans, G., Volker, F., Rockliff, H. Rippon, G. Having a word with yourself: Neural correlates of self-criticism and self-reassurance NeuroImage, 2010 15;49(2):1849-56

  • Rodd JM, Longe OA, Randall B, Tyler LK. The functional organisation of the fronto-temporal language system: Evidence from syntactic and semantic ambiguity. Neuropsychologia. 2009 Dec 28. Epub ahead of print

  • Thai, N.J., Longe, O., Rippon, G. (2009) Disconnected brains: What is the role of fMRI in connectivity research? International Journal of Psychophysiology, 73 (1), 27-32

  • Longe, O, Senior C, Rippon G. (2009). The lateral and ventromedial prefrontal cortex work as a dynamic integrated system: evidence from FMRI connectivity analysis. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 21(1):141-54.

  • Longe, O., Randall B., Stamatakis, E.A., & Tyler, L. K. (2007). Grammatical Categories in the brain Cerebral Cortex, 17 (8):1812-20.

  • Bright, P., Moss, H. E., Longe, O., Stamatakis, E. A., & Tyler, L. K. (2007). Conceptual Structure Modulates Anteromedial Temporal Involvement in Processing Verbally Presented Object Properties. Cerebral Cortex. 17(5):1066-73

  • R Elliott, J Newman, OA Longe, JFW Deakin. Instrumental responding for rewards is associated with enhanced neuronal response in subcortical reward systems. Neuroimage 2004 Mar; 21 (3): 984-90.

  • R Elliott, J Newman, OA Longe, JFW Deakin.  Differential response patterns in the striatum and orbitofrontal cortex to financial reward in humans: a parametric fMRI study. Journal of Neuroscience 2003 Jan; 23 (1): 303-07