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Dr Christopher Butler

MA Cantab, MBChB UOE, MRCP UK, PhD UOE, MSc UOE.

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +44 1865 234632
email : chris.butler@ndcn.ox.ac.uk
Homepage : http://www.clneuro.ox.ac.uk/team/principal-investigators/christopher-butler

External Address

Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Oxford, UK

External Memberships

  • British Neuropsychiatry Association (Director)
  • Association of British Neurologists (Chair, Cognitive Neurology Section)
  • General Medical Council
  • Medical Defence Union

Awards

  • Association of British Neurologists Charles Symonds Prize (2008), Butler, C.
  • Epilepsy Action Research Prize (2007), Butler, C.
  • British Neuropsychiatry Association Alwyn Lishman Prize (2007), Butler, C.
  • Association of British Neurologists Charles Symonds Prize (2006), Butler, C.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • Alzheimer’s Research UK Pilot Grant (2014 - 2015) “Memory dysfunction in posterior cortical atrophy” (£4000). Butler, C. ($7,410)
  • Dunhill Medical Fund (2014 - 2017) “Transient epileptic amnesia: Causation, prognosis and the benefits of treatment” (£179,343). Butler, C. & Zeman, A. ($332,222)
  • Medical Research Council Clinician Scientist Fellowship (2013 - 2018) “Amnesia and the medial temporal lobes: An investigation in limbic encephalitis.” (£1,409,874) Butler, C. ($2,611,710)
  • Oxford Biomedical Research Centre (£35,000) (2013 - 2014) “Oxford Clinic for Cognitive Disorders” Butler, C. ($64,835)
  • Medical Research Council Project Grant (£852,298) (2012 - 2015) “Testing for material-specific effects in long-term memory” Butler, C. ($1,578,830)
  • Medical Research Fund Oxford Starter Grant (£5000) (2011 - 2012) “Cognition and imaging in VGKC-Ab associated limbic encephalitis - a pilot study” Butler, C. ($9,262)
  • The Carnegie Trust (£760) (2011 - 2012) “Vividness in literary description” Butler, C. ($1,407)
  • Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, Pump Priming (£6000) (2011 - 2012) “Elucidating effects of epileptic spikes on spatial memory encoding” Butler, C. ($11,114)
  • Epilepsy Research UK Project Grant (£84,853) (2010 - 2013) “Accelerated long-term forgetting in epilepsy: The role of interference” Butler, C. ($157,185)
  • Wellcome Trust/Academy of Medical Sciences (£30,000) (2010 - 2013) “The neural basis of accelerated long-term forgetting” Butler, C. ($55,573)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Butler, C., & Zeman, A. (2015). Syndromes of transient amnesia. In S. Laureys, O. Gosseries, & G. Tononi (Eds.), The Neurology of Consciousness (2nd ed., pp. 365-378). Waltham, USA: Elsevier.
  • Butler, C.R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2015). Transient epileptic amnesia. In M.J. Aminoff & R.B. Daroff (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 485–488). Waltham, USA: Elsevier.
  • Butler, C.R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2012). Transient global amnesia. In M. Reuber, & S.C. Schachter (Eds.), Borderland of Epilepsy Revisited (pp. 139-159). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Zeman, A., Butler, C., Hodges, J.R., & Kapur, N. (2012). The syndrome of transient epileptic amnesia. In A. Zeman, N. Kapur, & M. Jones-Gotman (Eds.), Epilepsy and Memory (8th ed., pp. 139–159). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Periodicals

  • Savage, S.A., Butler, C.R., Milton, F., Han, Y., & Zeman, A. (2017). On the nose: Olfactory disturbances in transient epileptic amnesia. Epilepsy & Behavior, 66, 113-119. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2016.09.043
  • Ahmed, S., Baker, I., Husain, M., Thompson, S., Kipps, C., Hornberger, M., Hodges, J.R., & Butler, C.R. (2016). Memory impairment at initial clinical presentation in Posterior Cortical Atrophy. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 52(4), 1245-1250. doi:10.3233/JAD-160018
  • Atherton, K.E., Nobre, A.C., Lazar, A.S., Wulff, K., Whittaker, R.G., Dhawan, V., Lazar, Z.I., Zeman, A.Z., & Butler, C.R. (2016). Slow wave sleep and accelerated forgetting. Cortex, 84, 80-89.
  • Savage, S., Butler, C.R., Hodges, J.R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2016). Transient epileptic amnesia over twenty years: Long-term follow-up of a case series with three detailed reports. Seizure, 43, 48-55. doi:10.1016/j.seizure.2016.10.022
  • Dewar, M., Hoefeijzers, S., Zeman, A., Butler, C., & Della Sala, S. (2015). Impaired picture recognition in transient epileptic amnesia. Epilepsy & Behavior, 42, 107-116. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2014.10.032
  • Hoefijzers, S., Dewar, M., Della Sala, S., Butler, C.R., & Zeman, A. (2015). Accelerated long-term forgetting becomes apparent within 3-8 hours of wakefulness in patients with Transient Epileptic Amnesia. Neuropsychology, 29(1), 117-125. doi:10.1037/neu0000114
  • Rathbone, C.J., Ellis, J.A., Baker, I., & Butler, C.R. (2015). Self, memory and imagining the future in a case of psychogenic amnesia. Neurocase, 21(6), 727-737. doi:10.1080/13554794.2014.977923
  • Atherton, K.E., Nobre, A.C., Zeman, A.Z.J., & Butler, C.R. (2014). Sleep-dependent memory consolidation and accelerated forgetting. Cortex, 54, 92-105. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2014.02.009
  • Butler, C.R., Miller, T.D., Kaur, M.S., Baker, I.W., Boothroyd, G., Illman, N.A., Rosenthal, C.R., Vincent, A., Buckley, C. (2014). Persistent anterograde amnesia following limbic encephalitis associated with antibodies to the voltage-gated potassium channel complex. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 85, 387-391.
  • Hsieh, S., McGrory, S., Leslie, F., Dawson, K., Ahmed, S., Butler, C.R., Rowe, J.B., Mioshi, E., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). The Mini-Addenbrooke's Cognitive Examination: A new assessment tool for dementia. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 39(1-2), 1-11. doi:10.1159/000366040
  • Walsh, C.M., Wilkins, S., Bettcher, B.M., Butler, C.R., & Kramer, J.H (2014). Memory consolidation in aging and MCI after 1 week. Neuropsychology, 28, 273-280. doi://10.1037/neu0000013
  • Bartsch, T., & Butler, C.R. (2013). Syndromes of transient amnesia. Nature Reviews Neurology, 9, 86-97.
  • Butler, C., van Erpe, W., Bhaduri, A., Hammers, A., Heckemann, R., & Zeman, A. (2013). Magnetic resonance volumetry reveals focal brain atrophy in transient epileptic amnesia. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 28(3), 363-369. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.05.018
  • Butler, C.R., van Erp, W., Bhaduri, A., Hammers, A., Heckemann, R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2013). Magnetic resonance volumetry reveals focal brain atrophy in transient epileptic amnesia. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 28, 363-369. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.05.018
  • Dewar, M,, Alber, J., Butler, C.R., Cowan, N., & Della Sala, S. (2013). Brief wakeful resting boosts new memories over the long term. Psychological Science, 23, 955-960.
  • Hoefijzers, S., Dewar, M., Della Sala, S., Zeman, A., & Butler, C.R. (2013). Accelerated long-term forgetting in transient epileptic amnesia: An acquisition or consolidation deficit? Neuropsychologia, 51(8), 1549-1555. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2013.04.017
  • Illman, N.A., Butler, C.R., Souchay, C., & Moulin, C. (2013). Déjà experiences in epilepsy. Epilepsy Research and Treatment. doi://10.1155/2012/539567
  • Pertzov, Y., Miller, T.D., Gorgoraptis, N., Caine, D., Schott, J.M., Butler, C.R., & Husain, M. (2013). Medial temporal lobe damage impairs binding in visual working memory. Brain, 136, 2474-2485.
  • Butler, C.R., Kapur, N., Zeman, A., Weller, R., & Connelly, A. (2012). Epilepsy-related long-term amnesia: Anatomical perspectives. Neuropsychologia, 50(13), 2973-2980. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.07.027
  • Milton, F., Butler, C.R., Benattayallah, A., & Zeman, A. (2012). The neural basis of autobiographical memory deficits in transient epileptic amnesia. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3528–3541. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.09.027
  • Zeman, A., Butler, C.R., Muhlert, N., & Milton, F. (2012). Novel forms of forgetting in temporal lobe epilepsy. Epilepsy & Behaviour, 26(3), 335-342. doi:10.1016/j.yebeh.2012.09.030
  • Butler, C.R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2011). The causes and consequences of transient epileptic amnesia. Behavioural Neurology, 24(4), 299-305. doi:10.3233/BEN-2011-0340
  • Butler, C.R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2011). Transient epileptic amnesia. Advances in Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, 11(2), 10-12.
  • Milton, F., Butler, C.R., & Zeman, A.Z. (2011). Transient epileptic amnesia: Déjà vu heralding recovery of lost memories. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82, 1178-1179. doi:10.1136/jnnp.2009.200147
  • Milton, F.N., Muhlert, N., Butler, C.R., Smith, A., Benattayallah, A., & Zeman, A.Z. (2011). An fMRI study of longterm everyday memory using SenseCam. Memory, 19(7), 733-744. doi:10.1080/09658211.2011.552185
  • Milton, F.N., Mulhert, N., Butler, C.R., Benattayallah, A., & Zeman, A.Z. (2011). The neural correlates of everyday recognition memory. Brain and Cognition, 76(3), 369-381. doi:10.1016/j.bandc.2011.04.003

Published Abstracts

  • Ahmed, S., Baker, I., Husain, M., Thompson, S., Kipps, C., Hornberger, M., Hodges, J.R., & Butler, C.R. (2015). Memory impairment at initial clinical presentation in posterior cortical atrophy [Abstract]. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 357, e122. doi:10.1016/j.jns.2015.08.392

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Savage, S., Butler, C., Baker, J., Hodges, J.R., & Zeman, A. (2017, February). A long-term follow-up in Transient Epileptic Amnesia: Prognosis over 10-20 years. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the British Neuropsychiatry Association, London, UK.
  • Savage, S., Butler, C., Milton, F., Han, Y., & Zeman, A. (2016, October). Nosing around olfaction: Investigating memory and sense of smell in transient epileptic amnesia. Paper presented at the Autumn Meeting of the British Neuropsychological Society (In Memory of Prof Glyn Humphreys), London, UK.
  • Butler, C., Atherton, K., Nobre, K., & Zeman, A. (2016, July). Sleep and memory consolidation in accelerated long-term forgetting due to transient epileptic amnesia. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Buttler, E.E., Loane, C., Roca-Fernandez, A., & Butler, C. (2016, July). Material-specific impairment to face memory in a case study of focal right perirhinal cortex damage. Poster session presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Husain, M., & Butler, C. (2016, July). Alterations in autobiographical memory in Posterior Cortical Atrophy. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Loans, C., Roca-Fernandez, A., & Butler, C.R. (2016, July). Neurobehavioural characteristics of limbic encephalitis associated with voltage-gated potassium channel complex antibodies. Poster session presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Savage, G., Zeman, A., Ahmed, S., Gorsuch, A., Webster, V., Hofmann, J., & Butler, C. (2016, July). Remote memory impairment and accelerated long-term forgetting without transient memory disturbance: A variant of epileptic amnesic syndrome. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Butler, C. (2013, May). Memory disorders in epilepsy. Invited presentation given at the Epilepsy and Cognition Masterclass, Oxford, UK.
  • Butler, C. (2013, May). Clinical assessment of dementia. Invited presentation given at the Association of British Neurologists, Glasgow, UK.
  • Butler, C. (2012, November). Bedside assessment of cognitive function. Invited presentation given at the British Geriatrics Society, Harrogate, UK.
  • Butler, C. (2012, May). Networks and oscillations. Paper presented at the British Neuropsychiatry Association Annual General Meeting, London, UK.
  • Butler, C. (2012, February). An update on frontotemporal dementia. Invited presentation given at the British Neuropsychiatry Association, London, UK.
  • Butler, C. (2011, August). Epilepsy and memory Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Memory (ICOM5), York, UK.
  • Butler, C. (2011, April). Epilepsia y amnesia. Invited paper presented at the Joint meeting of the Association of British Neurologists and the Sociedad Cubana de Neurología y Neurocirugía, La Habana, Cuba.

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Email : ccd@mq.edu.au
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