Karalyn Patterson

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Karalyn Patterson
Dr Karalyn Patterson FBA FMedSci FRS.jpg
Karalyn Patterson in 2014, portrait via the Royal Society
Born (1943-10-28) 28 October 1943 (age 74)[1]
Alma mater University of California, San Diego (PhD)
Website neurology.cam.ac.uk/researchgrps/syren/karalyn-patterson
Scientific career
Institutions University of Cambridge
Thesis Limitations on retrieval from long-term memory (1971)

Karalyn Eve Patterson, FRS, FBA, FMedSci (born 28 October 1943) is a British psychologist in Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge and MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge. She is a specialist in cognitive neuropsychology.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]


Patterson completed her Doctor of Philosophy degree at the University of California, San Diego, in 1971.[10]

Awards and honours[edit]

Patterson is one of a select group of academics that are fellows of both the Royal Society, the UK's national academy for science, and the British Academy, the UK's national academy for humanities and social sciences.[11] Her nomination for the Royal Society reads:


  1. ^ PATTERSON, Dr Karalyn Eve. ukwhoswho.com. Who's Who. 2015 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc.  closed access publication – behind paywall (subscription required)
  2. ^ a b c "Dr Karalyn Patterson FMedSci FRS". The Royal Society. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  3. ^ "PATTERSON, Dr Karalyn, FRS, FMedSci". British Academy Fellows. British Academy. Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  4. ^ Karalyn Patterson's publications indexed by the Scopus bibliographic database, a service provided by Elsevier. (subscription required)
  5. ^ Plaut, D. C.; McClelland, J. L.; Seidenberg, M. S.; Patterson, K (1996). "Understanding normal and impaired word reading: Computational principles in quasi-regular domains". Psychological Review. 103 (1): 56–115. doi:10.1037/0033-295x.103.1.56. PMID 8650300. 
  6. ^ Patterson, K; Nestor, P. J.; Rogers, T. T. (2007). "Where do you know what you know? The representation of semantic knowledge in the human brain". Nature Reviews. Neuroscience. 8 (12): 976–87. doi:10.1038/nrn2277. PMID 18026167. 
  7. ^ Hodges, J. R.; Patterson, K; Oxbury, S; Funnell, E (1992). "Semantic dementia. Progressive fluent aphasia with temporal lobe atrophy". Brain. 115 (6): 1783–806. doi:10.1093/brain/115.6.1783. PMID 1486461. 
  8. ^ Mummery, C. J.; Patterson, K; Price, C. J.; Ashburner, J; Frackowiak, R. S.; Hodges, J. R. (2000). "A voxel-based morphometry study of semantic dementia: Relationship between temporal lobe atrophy and semantic memory". Annals of Neurology. 47 (1): 36–45. doi:10.1002/1531-8249(200001)47:1<36::aid-ana8>3.3.co;2-c. PMID 10632099. 
  9. ^ Gorno-Tempini, M. L.; Hillis, A. E.; Weintraub, S; Kertesz, A; Mendez, M; Cappa, S. F.; Ogar, J. M.; Rohrer, J. D.; Black, S; Boeve, B. F.; Manes, F; Dronkers, N. F.; Vandenberghe, R; Rascovsky, K; Patterson, K; Miller, B. L.; Knopman, D. S.; Hodges, J. R.; Mesulam, M. M.; Grossman, M (2011). "Classification of primary progressive aphasia and its variants". Neurology. 76 (11): 1006–14. doi:10.1212/WNL.0b013e31821103e6. PMC 3059138Freely accessible. PMID 21325651. 
  10. ^ Patterson, Karalyn Eve (1971). Limitations on retrieval from long-term memory (PhD thesis). University of California, San Diego. 
  11. ^ "Dorothy Bishop, Karalyn Patterson and Lord Stern elected Fellows of the Royal Society". News. British Academy. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-07.