Biographical Information

Jenni Ogden is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research discipline, clinical neuropsychology , is the study of brain-behaviour relations within clinical populations. Her research includes the assessment of rare single neurological cases, including patients with hemineglect (ignoring stimuli in the side of space opposite to their brain lesion), and visual agnosia (not recognising familiar faces). Her more clinically-oriented research projects include psychological and cognitive outcome and rehabilitation following subarachnoid hemorrhage , elective treatment for unruptured cerebral aneurysms, traumatic brain injury, occupational solvent neurotoxicity, and cross-cultural neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. A recent research interest is in the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to assess musical abilities, with the aim of developing an fMRI protocol for musicians who are candidates for epilepsy surgery . Her text book, Fractured Minds. A Case-Study Approach to Clinical Neuropsychology (OUP; 2nd edition 2005) is used in both undergraduate and graduate neuropsychology courses in many countries. Dr. Ogden has an international reputation in neuropsychology and has played a major role in the establishment and ongoing development of training programmes in clinical neuropsychology in NZ and internationally.