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Associate Professor Muireann Irish

BA Psych TCDI, PGDipStats TCDI, PhD TCDI, FRSN .

Muireann Irish

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

Phone : +61 2 9114 2199
email : muireann.irish@sydney.edu.au
ORCID : http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4950-8169

External Address

Brain and Mind Centre
The University of Sydney

Profile

The ability to remember the past represents one of the most fascinating expressions of the human brain. My research explores the neurocognitive processes that mediate the capacity not only to remember the past and but also to project forwards in time to imagine or simulate the future. Specifically, I investigate how these complex cognitive processes are affected in neurodegenerative disorders in which damage to dissociable regions of the brain is present. Using a combination of novel experimental tasks and advanced neuroimaging techniques my work sheds light upon the neurocognitive mechanisms supporting a wide range of complex forms of thought, essential for adaptive functioning. I am currently funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship.

Recent External Appointments

  • Consulting Editor, Memory and Cognition. (2016 continuing)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (2014 continuing)

External Memberships

  • Member, UNSW Women in Research Network
  • Elected Member, Memory Disorders Research Society
  • Member, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Member, Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
  • Elected Member, International Society for Behavioural Neuroscience

Awards

  • The Edgeworth David Medal of The Royal Society of NSW (2016), Irish, M.
  • NSW Premier's Prizes for Science & Engineering, Joint Winner NSW Early Career Researcher of the Year (2016), Irish, M.
  • Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia Paul Bourke Award for Early Career Research (2016), Irish, M.
  • L’Oréal UNESCO Australia and New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship (2015), Irish, M. In recognition of early career female scientists who have made an outstanding contribution in their field.
  • Finalist shortlisting, L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship (2015), Irish, M.
  • UNSW Faculty of Science Dean's Carers Fellowship (2015), Irish, M. (AUD$25,000)
  • NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Award (2014), Irish, M. In recognition of outstanding research/academic achievement as well as excellence in communication and community engagement to promote an understanding of science.
  • CASS Foundation Travel Award to attend the 25th Annual Rotman Research Institute conference in Toronto, Canada (2014), Irish, M. (AUD$3,000)
  • Paxinos Prize for Best Paper Published by a NeuRA Postdoctoral Researcher in 2012 (2013), Irish, M. “Considering the role of semantic memory in episodic future thinking: evidence from semantic dementia”
  • UNSW School of Medical Sciences, Paper of the Month Award (2013), Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. For the publication: Kumfor, F., et al. (2013) "The orbitofrontal cortex is involved in emotional enhancement of memory: Evidence from the dementias" in Brain.
  • Laird Cermak Award for Outstanding Research in Memory (2013), Irish, M. 41st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (Hawaii, USA)
  • Young Investigator award for an outstanding presentation (2013), Irish, M. 41st Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society (Hawaii, USA)
  • Finalist shortlisting, L’Oreal Women in Science Fellowship (2013), Irish, M.
  • Dean’s Award for National Achievements in Research (2013), Irish, M. presented by the Faculty of Science, UNSW (AUD$1,000).
  • Paper of the Month for May "Considering the role of semantic memory in episodic future thinking: evidence from semantic dementia" in Brain. (2012), Irish, M. School of Medical Sciences, UNSW
  • Dean’s Rising Star. (2011), Irish, M. Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, in recognition of postdoctoral researchers who have made an outstanding contribution in their field.
  • Winner of the Tow Research Award Open Senior Division (2010), Irish, M. Travel Grants ($1000 & $2000)
  • Winner of the UNSW Brain Sciences Symposium Best Postdoctoral Poster. (2010), Irish, M. $250
  • Trinity College Travel Grant awarded to present at Rotman Research Institute Annual Conference in Toronto. (2007), Irish, M. ($700)
  • Trinity College Travel Grant awarded to present at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Conference in San Francisco. (2006), Irish, M. ($700)
  • Prize for poster presented at the European Societies of Neuropsychology Annual Meeting in Toulouse. (2006), Irish, M.
  • Postgraduate Award (€5,000) granted by the Trinity College Dublin Graduate Studies Trust. (2004), Irish, M.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • ARC CCD Neural Markers Training Scheme (2017) "Characterising the dynamics of remembered object representations in the posteromedial cortex during a visuospatial working memory task." Goddard, E., Irish, M., Contini, E., Carlson, T., & Piguet, O. ($7,940)
  • Brain Foundation Research Gifts (2017) "Screening for de novo brain morphology changes in preclinical frontotemporal dementia." Irish, M., & Madan, C. ($30,000)
  • NHMRC Project Grant (2017 - 2019) "Apathy in dementia: Identifying mechanisms for targeted interventions." Kumfor, F, & Irish, M. ($514,403)
  • L’Oréal Australia & New Zealand For Women in Science Fellowship (2016) Irish, M. ($25,000)
  • Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation - Victoria Project Grant (2016) "Beauty and the brain: A novel approach to anhedonia in dementia." Irish, M. ($50,000)
  • ARC Future Fellowship [FT160100096] (2016 - 2020) "Constructing a refined model of human memory." Irish, M. ($688,000)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016) "Lost for words: Exploring how language disruption impacts social interactions in dementia." Irish, M., Barnier, A., Harris, C., Thornton, R., Crain, S., & Piguet, O. ($39,656)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2016 - 2017) "Default mode network integrity in dementia patients with psychosis: Examining associations with cognitive factors." Landin-Romero, R., Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Langdon, R., Connaughton, E., & Piguet, O. ($39,708)
  • UNSW Silver Star Award (2015 - 2016) "An imaginative approach to social cognition research." Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., Andrews-Hannah, J.R., & Hornberger, M. ($35,000)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2014) "Do I know you? Investigating prosopagnosia in left and right semantic dementia." Kumfor, F., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., Jeffrey, L., Irish, M., & Piguet, O. ($30,000)
  • ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award [DE130100463] (2013 - 2015) “Back to the future – Dissociating mental simulation processes in the brain.” Irish, M. ($375,000)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2013) "The historical present in past and future narratives." Irish, M., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Johnson, B., Addis, D., & Piguet, O. ($40,000)
  • ARC CCD Cross Program Support Scheme (2012) "Belief in memory." Barnier, A., Savage, G., Addis, D., Cox, R., Sutton, J., Bullot, N., Harris, C., Irish, M., Connaughton, E., Cordonnier, A., Selwood, A., Temler, M., Williamson, K., & Keil, P. ($40,000)
  • Ian Potter Foundation Travel Grant (2012 - 2013) “Travel funding to attend the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Hawaii.” Irish, M. ($1,138)
  • Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation Grant (2011 - 2012) "The future looks bright – Episodic future thinking as a diagnostic aid in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease." Irish, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. ($33,000)

Media Engagement

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  • Irish, M. (2016). Semantic memory as the essential scaffold for future-oriented mental time travel. In K. Michaelian, S.B. Klein, & K.K. Szpunar (Eds.), Seeing the Future: Theoretical Perspectives on Future-Oriented Mental Time Travel (pp. 389-408). New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Irish, M. (2016). Loss of the future: Prospection impairments in the dementias. In M.K. Sun (Ed.), Research Progress in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia - Volume 6 (pp. 1-26). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.
  • O'Callaghan, C., & Irish, M. (In Press). Candidate mechanisms of spontaneous cognition as revealed by dementia syndromes. In K.C.R. Fox & K. Christoff (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Spontaneous Thought: Mind-Wandering, Creativity, Dreaming, and Clinical Disorders. New York, USA: Oxford University Press.
  • Irish, M., & Hornberger, M. (2015). Episodic memory in neurodegenerative disorders: Past, present, and future. In A. Duarte, M. Barense, & D.R. Addis (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory (pp. 415-433). Hoboken, USA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Irish, M., & Hodges, J.R. (2012). Autobiographical memory in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia: Practical and theoretical implications. In M.K. Sun (Ed.), Research Progress in Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia - Volume 5 (pp. 51-75). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishers.

Periodicals

  • Ahmed, R.M., Irish, M., van Eersel, J., Ittner, A., Ke, Y.D., Volkerling, A., van der Hoven, J., Tanaka, K., Karl, T., Kassiou, M., Kril, J.J., Piguet, O., Gotz, J., Kiernan, M.C., Halliday, G.M., Hodges, J.R., & Ittner, L.M. (2017). Mouse models of frontotemporal dementia: A comparison of phenotypes with clinical symptomatology. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 74, 126-138. doi:10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.004
  • Devenney, E., Landin-Romero, R., Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Mioshi, E., Halliday, G.M., Kiernan, M.C., & Hodges, J.R. (2017). The neural correlates and clinical characteristics of psychosis in the frontotemporal dementia continuum and the C9orf72 expansion. NeuroImage: Clinical, 13, 439-445. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2016.11.028
  • Devenney, E.M., Landin-Romero, R., Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Mioshi, E., Halliday, G.M., Kiernan, M.C., Hodges, J.R. (2017). The neural correlates and clinical characteristics of psychosis in the frontotemporal dementia continuum and the C9orf72 expansion. NeuroImage: Clinical, 13, 439-445. doi:10.1016/j.nicl.2016.11.028
  • Hayes, B.K., Ramanan, S., & Irish, M. (In Press). Truth be told: Semantic memory as the scaffold for veridical communication. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.
  • Hazelton, J., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Kumfor, F. (2017). Cognitive and affective empathy disruption in non-fluent primary progressive aphasia syndromes. Brain Impairment, 18(1), 117-129. doi:10.1017/BrImp.2016.21
  • Hazelton, J.L., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2017). Cognitive and affective empathy disruption in non-fluent primary progressive aphasia syndromes. Brain Impairment, 18(1), 117-129. doi:10.1017/BrImp.2016.21
  • Irish, M., Landin-Romero, R., Mothakunnel, A., Ramanan, S., Hsieh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (In Press). Evolution of autobiographical memory impairments in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia: A longitudinal neuroimaging study. Neuropsychologia. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.03.014
  • Irish, M., Mothakunnel, A., Dermody, N., Wilson, N.-A., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2017). Damage to right medial temporal structures disrupts the capacity for scene construction: A case study. Hippocampus, 27(6), 635-641. doi:10.1002/hipo.22722
  • Landin-Romero, R., Kumfor, F., Leyton, C.E., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2017). Disease-specific patterns of cortical and subcortical degeneration in a longitudinal study of Alzheimer's disease and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia. NeuroImage, 151, 72-80. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.03.032
  • Ramanan, S., Piguet, O., & Irish, M. (In Press). Rethinking the role of the angular gyrus in remembering the past and imagining the future: The Contextual Integration Model. The Neuroscientist.
  • Ramanan, S., Piguet, O., & Irish, M. (In Press). Rethinking the role of the angular gyrus in remembering the past and imagining the future: The Contextual Integration Model The Neuroscientist. doi:10.1177/1073858417735514
  • Salimi, S., Irish, M., Foxe, D., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Burrell, J.R. (In Press). Can visuospatial measures improve the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease? Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring. doi:10.1016/j.dadm.2017.10.004
  • Synn, A., Mothakunnel, A., Kumfor, F., Chen, Y., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (In Press). Mental states in moving shapes - distinct cortical and subcortical contributions to theory of mind impairments in dementia. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
  • Wong, S., Irish, M., Leshikar, E.D., Duarte, A., Bertoux, M., Savage, G., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Hornberger, M. (2017). The self-reference effect in dementia: Differential involvement of cortical midline structures in Alzheimer’s disease and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia. Cortex, 91, 169-185. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.09.013
  • Wong, S., Irish, M., O'Callaghan, C., Kumfor, F., Savage, G., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Hornberger, M. (2017). Should I trust you? Learning and memory of social interactions in dementia. Neuropsychologia, 104, 157-167. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.08.016
  • Ahmed, R.M., Devenney, E., Irish, M., Ittner, A., Naismith, S., Ittner, L.M., Rohrer, J.D., Halliday, G.M., Eisen, A., Hodges, J.R., & Kiernan, M.C. (2016). Neuronal network disintegration: Common pathways linking neurodegenerative diseases. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 87(11), 1234-1241. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2014-308350
  • Ahmed, R.M., Irish, M., Henning, E., Dermody, N., Bartley, L., Kiernan, M.C., Piguet, O., Farooqi, S., & Hodges, J.R. (2016). Assessment of eating behavior disturbance and associated neural networks in frontotemporal dementia. JAMA Neurology, 73(3), 282-290. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2015.4478
  • Ahmed, R.M., Irish, M., Piguet, O., Halliday, G., Ittner, L., Farooqi, S., Hodges, J.R., & Kiernan, M. (2016). Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia: Distinct and overlapping changes in eating behaviour and metabolism. The Lancet Neurology, 15(3), 332-342. doi:10.1016/S1474-4422(15)00380-4
  • Dermody, N., Hornberger, M., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2016). Prospective memory impairments in Alzheimer's disease and behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia: Clinical and neural correlates. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 50(2), 425-441. doi:10.3233/JAD-150871
  • Dermody, N., Wong, S., Ahmed, R., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2016). Uncovering the neural bases of cognitive and affective empathy deficits in Alzheimer’s disease and the behavioral-variant of frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 53(3), 801-816. doi:10.3233/JAD-160175
  • Flanagan, E.C., Wong, S., Dutt, A., Tu, S., Bertoux, M., Irish, M., Piguet, O., Rao, S., Hodges, J.R., Ghosh, A., & Hornberger, M. (2016). False recognition in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease: Disinhibition or amnesia? Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 8, 177. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2016.00177
  • Foxe, D., Leyton, C.E., Hodges, J.R., Burrell, J.R., Irish, M., & Piguet, O. (2016). The neural correlates of auditory and visuospatial span in logopenic progressive aphasia and Alzheimer's disease. Cortex, 83, 39-50. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2016.07.003
  • Hsieh, S., Irish, M., Foxe, D., Caga, J., Devenney, E., Ahmed, R., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Kiernan, M.C. (2016). My memories are important to me: Changes in autobiographical memory in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Neuropsychology, 30(8), 920-930. doi:10.1037/neu0000291
  • Irish, M., & Piolino, P. (2016). Impaired capacity for prospection in the dementias: Theoretical and clinical implications. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55(1), 49-68. doi:10.1111/bjc.12090
  • Irish, M., Bunk, S., Tu, S., Kamminga, J., Hodges, J.R., Hornberger, M., & Piguet, O. (2016). Preservation of episodic memory in semantic dementia: The importance of regions beyond the medial temporal lobes. Neuropsychologia, 81, 50-60. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.12.005
  • Irish, M., Eyre, N., Dermody, N., O'Callaghan, C., Hodges, J.R., Hornberger, M., & Piguet, O. (2016). Neural substrates of semantic prospection: Evidence from the dementias. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 10, 96. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2016.00096
  • Irish, M., Kamminga, J., Addis, D.R., Crain, S., Thornton, R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2016). 'Language of the past': Exploring past tense disruption during autobiographical narration in neurodegenerative disorders. Journal of Neuropsychology, 10, 295-316. doi:10.1111/jnp.12073
  • Kumfor, F., Teo, D., Miller, L., Lah, S., Mioshi, E., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2016). Examining the relationship between autobiographical memory impairment and carer burden in dementia syndromes. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 51(1), 237-248. doi:10.3233/JAD-150740
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2016). Imagining future events in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 55(2), 187-205. doi:10.1111/bjc.12107
  • O'Callaghan, C., Bertoux, M., Irish, M., Shine, J.M., Wong, S., Spiliopoulos, L., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2016). Fair play: Social norm compliance failures in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Brain, 139(1), 204-216. doi:10.1093/brain/awv315
  • Ramanan, S., Bertoux, M., Flanagan, E., Irish, M., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2016). Longitudinal executive function and episodic memory profiles in behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 22, 1-10. doi:10.1017/S1355617716000837
  • Ahmed, R., Latheef, S., Bartley, L., Irish, M., Halliday, G., Kiernan, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2015). Eating behavior in frontotemporal dementia: Peripheral hormones vs hypothalamic pathology. Neurology, 85(15), 1310-1317. doi:10.1212/WNL.0000000000002018
  • Ahmed, R.M., Kaizik, C., Irish, M., Mioshi, E., Dermody, N., Kiernan, M.C., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2015). Characterizing sexual behavior in frontotemporal dementia. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 46(3), 677-686. doi:10.3233/JAD-150034
  • Irish, M., Halena, S., Kamminga, J., Tu, S., Hornberger, M., & Hodges, J.R. (2015). Scene construction impairments in Alzheimer's disease: A unique role for the posterior cingulate cortex. Cortex, 73, 10-23.
  • Kamminga, J., Kumfor, F., Burrell, J.R., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2015). Differentiating between right-lateralised semantic dementia and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia: An examination of clinical characteristics and emotion processing. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 86(10), 1082-1088. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2014-309120
  • Kumfor, F., Dermody, N., & Irish, M. (2015). Considering the impact of large-scale network interactions on cognitive control. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(1), 1-3. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4213-14.2015
  • Kumfor, F., Hutchings, R., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., & Piguet, O. (2015). Do I know you? Examining face and object memory in frontotemporal dementia. Neuropsychologia, 71, 101-111. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.03.020
  • O’Callaghan, C., Shine, J.M., Lewis, S.J.G., Andrews-Hanna, J.R., & Irish, M. (2015). Shaped by our thoughts – A new method to assess spontaneous cognition and its associated neural correlates in the default network. Brain and Cognition, 93, 1-10.
  • Tu, S., Wong, S., Hodges, J.R., Irish, M., Piguet, O., & Hornberger, M. (2015). Lost in spatial translation - A novel tool to objectively assess spatial disorientation in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Cortex, 67, 83-94. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.03.016
  • Ahmed, R., Irish, M., Kam, J., van Keizerswaard, J., Bartley, L., Samaras, K., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). Quantifying the eating abnormalities in frontotemporal dementia. JAMA Neurology, 71(12), 1540-1546. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2014.1931
  • Buckley, R.F., Saling, M.M., Irish, M., Ames, D., Rowe, C.C., Lautenschlager, N.T., [...], Savage, G., et al., the AIBL Research Group (2014). Personal memory function in mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and subjective memory complaints: Results from the Australian Imaging, Biomarkers, and Lifestyle (AIBL) study of ageing. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 40(3), 551-561.
  • Buckley, R.F., Saling, M.M., Irish, M., Ames, D., Rowe, C.C., Villemagne, [...], Savage, G., & Ellis, K.A., the AIBL Research Group (2014). Autobiographical narratives relate to Alzheimer's disease biomarkers in older adults. International Psychogeriatrics, 26(10), 1737-1746. doi://10.1017/S1041610214001136
  • Devenney, E., Hornberger, M., Irish, M., Mioshi, E., Burrell, J., Tan, R., Kiernan, M., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). Frontotemporal dementia associated with the C9ORF72 mutation: A unique clinical profile. JAMA Neurology, 71(3), 331-339. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.6002
  • Irish, M. (2014). Mental reliving and the self. Cortex, 51, 103-104. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2013.07.006
  • Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). Right anterior temporal lobe dysfunction underlies theory of mind impairments in semantic dementia. Brain, 137, 1241–1253. doi:10.1093/brain/awu003
  • Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Wahsh, S.E., Lam, B.Y.K., Lah, S., Miller, L., Hsieh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). Grey and white matter correlates of recent and remote autobiographical memory retrieval - insights from the dementias. PLoS ONE, 9(11), e113081. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113081
  • Irish, M., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2014). Common and unique grey matter correlates of episodic memory dysfunction in behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Human Brain Mapping, 35(4), 1422-1435. doi:10.1002/hbm.22263
  • Kamminga, J., O'Callaghan, C., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2014). Differential prospective memory profiles in frontotemporal dementia syndromes. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 38(3), 669-679. doi:10.3233/JAD-131118
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). Frontal and temporal lobe contributions to emotional enhancement of memory in behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8, 225. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00225
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Leyton, C., Miller, L., Lah, S., Devenney, E., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). Tracking the progression of social cognition in neurodegenerative disorders. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 85(10), 1076-1083. doi: 10.1136/jnnp-2013-307098
  • Lam, B.Y.K., Halliday, G.M., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). Longitudinal white matter changes in frontotemporal dementia subtypes. Human Brain Mapping, 35, 3547-3557. doi:10.1002/hbm.22420
  • Leyton, C.E., Savage, S., Irish, M., Schubert, S., Piguet, O., Ballard, K.J., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). Verbal repetition in primary progressive aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 41(2), 575-585. doi: 10.3233/JAD-132468
  • Foxe, D., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). Verbal and spatial span in logopenic progressive aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(3), 247-253.
  • Hsieh S., Irish, M., Daveson, N., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). When one loses empathy: Its effects on carers of patients with dementia. Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, 26(3), 174-184. doi:10.1177/0891988713495448
  • Irish, M., & Piguet, O. (2013). The pivotal role of semantic memory in remembering the past and imagining the future. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7, 27. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2013.00027
  • Irish, M., Devenney, E., Wong, S., Dobson-Stone, C., Kwok, J.B., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2013). Neural substrates of episodic memory dysfunction in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia with and without C9ORF72 expansions. NeuroImage: Clinical, 2, 836–843.
  • Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). Episodic future thinking is impaired in the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia. Cortex, 49(9), 2377–2388. doi:10.1002/hbm.22263
  • Irish, M., Kumfor, F., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). A tale of two hemispheres: Contrasting socioemotional dysfunction in right- versus left-lateralised semantic dementia. Dementia & Neuropsychologia, 7(1), 88-95.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). The orbitofrontal cortex is involved in emotional enhancement of memory: Evidence from the dementias. Brain, 136, 2992-3003. doi:10.1093/brain/awt185
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). Discrete neural correlates for the recognition of negative emotions: Insights from frontotemporal dementia. PLoS ONE, 8(6), e67457. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067457
  • Hornberger, M., Wong, S., Tan, R., Irish, M., Piguet, O., Krill, J., Hodges, J.R., & Halliday, G. (2012). In vivo and postmortem memory circuit integrity in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Brain, 135(Pt. 10), 3015-3025. doi:10.1093/brain/aws239
  • Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012). Considering the role of semantic memory in episodic future thinking: Evidence from semantic dementia. Brain, 135(7), 2178-2191.
  • Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012). Exploring the content and quality of episodic future simulations in semantic dementia. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3488-3495.
  • Irish, M., Graham, A., Graham, K.S., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2012). Differential impairment of source memory in progressive versus non-progressive behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 27, 338-347. doi:10.1093/arclin/acs033
  • Irish, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2012). Self-projection and the default network in frontotemporal dementia. Nature Reviews Neurology, 8(3), 152-161.
  • Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Lah, S., Miller, L., Pengas, G., Nestor, P.J., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2011). Profiles of recent autobiographical memory retrieval in semantic dementia, behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Neuropsychologia, 49(9), 2694-2702.
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., Coen, R.F., & O’Mara, S.M. (2011). Everyday episodic memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: A preliminary investigation. BMC Neuroscience, 12, 80.
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., O’Mara, S.M., & Coen, R.F. (2011). Impaired capacity for autonoetic reliving during autobiographical event recall in mild Alzheimer’s disease. Cortex, 47(2), 236-249. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2010.01.002
  • Cyarto, E., Cox, K.L., Almeida, O.P., Flicker, L., Ames, D., Byrne, G., Hill, K.D., Beer, C.D., LoGiudice, D., Appadurai, K., Irish, M., et al. (2010). The Fitness for the Ageing Brain Study II (FABS II): Protocol for a randomised controlled clinical trial evaluating the effect of physical activity on cognitive function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Trials, 11, 120.
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., O’Mara, S.M., & Coen, R.F. (2010). Exploring the recollective experience during autobiographical memory retrieval in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 16, 546-555.
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., O’Mara, S.M., & Coen, R.F. (2008). Assessment of behavioural markers of autonoetic consciousness during episodic autobiographical memory retrieval: A preliminary analysis. Behavioural Neurology, 19, 3-6.
  • Irish, M., Cunningham, C., Walsh, J.B., Coakley, D., Lawlor, B.A., Robertson, I.H., & Coen, R.F. (2006). Investigating the enhancing effect of music on autobiographical memory in mild Alzheimer’s disease. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 22, 108-120.

Published Abstracts

  • Landin-Romero, R., Kumfor, F., Leyton, C., Irish, M., Hodges, J., & Piguet, O. (2016). Disease-specific patterns of cortical and subcortical degeneration in a longitudinal study of Alzheimer's disease and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia [Abstract]. Journal of Neurochemistry, 138(Suppl. 1), 376. doi:10.1111/jnc.13692
  • Mothakunnel, A., Hsieh, S., Landin-Romero, R., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Irish, M. (2016). Longitudinal profiles of autobiographical memory retrieval in FTD [Abstract]. Journal of Neurochemistry, 138(Suppl. 1), 279. doi:10.1111/jnc.13692
  • Irish, M., El Wahsh, S., Lah, S., Miller, L., Hodges, J., & Piguet, O. (2015). The neural signature of recent and remote autobiographical memory - evidence from the dementias [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(Suppl. 2), 59.
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2015). Selective impairments in recall of past and generation of future autobiographical events in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 21(Suppl. 2), 24.
  • Ahmed, R., Macmillan, M., Irish, M., Bartley, L., Hallida, G., Kiernan, M., Piguet, O., & Hodges, J.R. (2014). Exploring eating and metabolism in frontotemporal dementia: Potential effects on prognosis and disease progression [Abstract]. American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 3(Suppl. 1), 251.
  • Devenney, E., Irish, M., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2014). Psychotic symptoms are related to cerebellar-thalamic-cortico networks in the motor neurone disease-frontotemporal dementia continuum [Abstract]. American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 3(Suppl. 1), 300.
  • Irish, M., El Wahsh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). The neural signature of autobiographical memory disruption in frontotemporal dementia [Abstract]. American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 3(Suppl. 1), 106.
  • Irish, M., Kamminga, J., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014). Social cognitive dysfunction in semantic dementia – behavioural and neural correlates [Abstract]. American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 3(Suppl. 1), 107.
  • Kumfor, F., Kamminga, J., Burrell, J., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2014). Divergent neural regions underpin emotion processing deficits in right-lateralised semantic dementia and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia [Abstract]. American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 3(Suppl. 1), 229.
  • O’Callaghan, C., Bertoux, M., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., Hornberger, M. (2014). Game theory decision making in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia: The economics of fairness and social context [Abstract]. American Journal of Neurodegenerative Disorders, 3(Suppl. 1), 68.
  • Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). Deconstructing episodic future thinking in the dementias [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(Suppl. 1), 133-134.
  • Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). Exploring the neural substrates of episodic memory dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(Suppl. 1), 5.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013). Neural correlates of emotional enhancement of memory in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease [Abstract]. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 89, 285-287.
  • Hornberger, M., Wong, S., Tan, R., Irish, M., Piguet, O., Krill, J., Hodges, J.R., & Halliday, G. (2012). In vivo and post-mortem memory circuit integrity in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease [Abstract]. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 34(Suppl. 1), 128.
  • Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012). Divergent damage to the default network relates to self-projection deficits in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease [Abstract]. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 34(Suppl. 1), 166.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012). Discrete neural correlates for the recognition of basic emotions in frontotemporal dementia [Abstract]. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 34(Suppl. 1), 1-289.
  • Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2011). Impaired episodic future thinking in frontotemporal dementia – evidence for a compromised default network [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 12(Suppl. 19).
  • Cyarto, E.V., Irish, M., Cox, K., Almeida, O.P., Flicker, L., Ames, D., et al. (2010). Fitness for the Ageing Brain Study II: a multisite randomised controlled trial to determine the clinical benefits of physical activity for patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease [Abstract]. Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association, 6(4, Suppl. 584).
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., O’Mara, S.M., & Coen, R.F. (2009). Autobiographical memory in amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: Exploration of autonoetic consciousness and context-dependent memory [Abstract]. The Irish Psychologist, 35(15), 417.
  • Irish, M., Coen, R.F, Lawlor, B.A., & O’Mara, S.M. (2007). Memory deficits in Mild Cognitive Impairment – A novel approach to assessment using the EAMI [Abstract]. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 176(6, Suppl. 262).
  • Irish, M., Coen, R.F., Lawlor, B.A., & O’Mara, S.M. (2006). Assessment of episodic autobiographical memory in healthy aging and mild Alzheimer’s disease [Abstract]. The Irish Psychologist, 33(3), 61.
  • Irish, M., Coen, R.F., Lawlor, B.A., O’Mara, S.M. (2006). Investigating episodic retrieval of autobiographical memories using the EAMI in young and elderly healthy individuals, and patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease [Abstract]. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 175(3), 61.
  • Irish, M., Coen, R.F., & Lawlor, B.A. (2005). Investigation of markers of autonoetic consciousness accompanying episodic autobiographical recall [Abstract]. Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis, 65(Suppl. 54).
  • Irish, M., Coen, R.F., Lawlor, B.A., Walsh, J.B. (2005). Investigating markers of autonoetic awareness accompanying episodic autobiographical recall – development of a new method of assessment in the elderly [Abstract]. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 174(3), 178.
  • Irish, M., Cunningham, C., Walsh, J.B., Coakley, D., Lawlor, B.A., Robertson, I.H., & Coen, R.F. (2005). Investigation of auditory stimulation of autobiographical memory in Alzheimer’s disease: exploration of potential mechanisms [Abstract]. Brain Impairment, 6(2), 124-125.
  • Irish, M., Coen, R.F., Cunningham, C., Walsh, J.B., Robertson, I.H. (2003). Auditory stimulation of autobiographical memory in Alzheimer’s disease: exploration of mechanisms. [Abstract]. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 172(Suppl. 3), 5.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Irish, M. (2017, September). Considering the interplay between episodic and semantic memory for past and future thinking. Paper presented at the 6th Scientific meeting of the Federation of European Societies for Neuropsychology, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
  • Irish, M. (2017, September). Memory re-imagined – new insights from the dementias. Invited colloquium at the Université Paris Descartes, Paris, France.
  • Irish, M. (2017, June). New perspectives on theory of mind - evidence from the dementias. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Conference (AS4SAN), Melbourne.
  • Irish, M. (2017, June). The future of memory in dementia. Invited colloquium at the Dementia Unit, Monash University, Melbourne.
  • Wilson, N.-A., Mothakunnel, A., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Irish, M. (2017, June). Memory reimagined: Scene construction performance in the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the 4th Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience Conference (AS4SAN), Melbourne.
  • Irish, M. (2017, May). 'The time travelling brain': How we remember the past and imagine the future. Keynote paper presented at the Paul Bourke Lecture, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia, The University of Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2017, May). "Memory re-imagined” – new insights from the dementias. Invited colloquium at the School of Psychology, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Irish, M. (2017, January). Autobiographical memory in health and disease. Symposium conducted at the 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Irish, M., Dermody, N., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2017, January). Episodic and semantic memory interactions in the service of future thinking - insights from the dementias. Paper presented at the The New Horizon of Foresight: From Philosophy to Applied Settings Symposium, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Irish, M., Mothakunnel, A., Hsieh, S., Landin-Romero, R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2017, January). Deconstructing autobiographical memory in the dementias using a longitudinal approach. Paper presented at the Autobiographical Memory in Health and Disease Symposium, 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Wong, S., O'Callaghan, C., Kumfor, F., Savage, G., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., Irish, M., & Hornberger, M. (2017, January). Should I trust you? Learning and memory of socially relevant information in dementia. Paper presented at the 12th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition Conference (SARMAC XII), The University of Sydney, Australia.
  • Irish, M. (2016, November). "Memories are made of this" - Deconstructing episodic-semantic memory interactions in the dementias. Keynote paper presented at the CCD Memory Workshop: 'What is new in memory research?', The University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Irish, M., Landin-Romeo, R., Mothakunnel, A., Hsieh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2016, November). Distinct cortical contributions to recent and remote autobiographical memory retrieval - a longitudinal neuroimaging study in dementia. Paper presented at the 6th Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Conference (ACNS), Shoal Bay.
  • Dermody, N., Wong, S., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2016, September). Uncovering the neural bases of cognitive and affective empathy disturbance in the behavioural-variant of FTD. Poster session presented at the 10th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Munich, Germany.
  • Irish, M. (2016, September). Losing sight of the future - mechanisms of memory and imagination in neurodegenerative disorder. Invited colloquium at the School of Psychology Seminar, Swansea University, Swansea, Wales.
  • Irish, M. (2016, September). The past, present, and future of episodic memory: New insights from dementia. Invited colloquium at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Cardiff, Wales.
  • Irish, M. (2016, September). Deconstructing episodic-semantic memory interactions in the dementias. Invited paper presented at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, University College London, UK.
  • Irish, M., Bunk, S., Kamminga, J., Tu, S., Hornberger, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2016, September). Distinct neural correlates underlying the preservation of episodic memory in semantic-variant PPA. Poster session presented at the 10th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Munich, Germany.
  • Irish, M., & Wong, S. (2016, August). 'Science in Schools' visit to Newtown Public School Presentation given at the National Science Week, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Rhodes, G., Palermo, R., Jeffrey, L., Irish, M., & Piguet, O. (2016, August). Do I know you? Investigating prosopagnosia in left and right semantic dementia. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Tu, S., Wong, S., Hodges, J.R., Irish, M., Piguet, O., & Hornberger, M. (2016, August). Lost in spatial translation - A novel tool to objectively assess spatial disorientation in Alzheimer's disease and frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Wong, S., O'Callaghan, C., Kumfor, F., Savage, G., Hodges, J., Piguet, O., Irish, M., & Hornberger, M. (2016, August). Learning to trust: Insights from a multi-round trust game in dementia. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Wong, S., O'Callaghan, C., Kumfor, F., Savage, G., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., Irish, M., & Hornberger, M. (2016, August). Learning to trust: Insights from a multi-round trust game in dementia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Irish, M. (2016, July). Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying future thinking - insights from the dementias. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Irish, M., & Kopelman, M. (2016, July). Neurocircuitry of episodic memory as revealed by neurodegenera - Tive disorders. Symposium conducted at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Irish, M., Darmody, N., & Hodges, J.R. (2016, July). “Fly me to the moon” - temporal distance and event novelty modulate semantic contributions to past and future thinking. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Irish, M., Darmody, N., & Hogdes, J. (2016, July). The relationship between episodic memory and imagination - insights from semantic dementia. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Tu, S., Irish, M., Miller, L.A., & Hornberger, M. (2016, July). Thalamic contributions to long-term memory retrieval. Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Memory (ICOM6), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Irish, M. (2016, June). Dissociating between cognitive and affective neural substrates of empathy disruption in dementia. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Australasian Society for Social and Affective Neuroscience (AS4SAN) Meeting, University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2016, June). The Social Brain: Better Brain Health at Work [Panel member]. Presentation given at the Vivid 2016, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2016, April). A voyage into the mind - the cognitive neuroscience of memory and imagination. Paper presented at the Medivision Symposium, Hobart.
  • Irish, M. (2016, March). Memory. Invited presentation given at the "Lesions in the Landscape", Amnesia Museum Forum, The University of New South Wales Galleries, Sydney.
  • Irish, M., Ainsworth, T., Vickers, C. Elith, J., Davis, C., & Byrne, N. (2016, January). Women in science [Panel member]. Invited symposium conducted at the CONASTA 65 Conference, Brisbane. [Link]
  • Wong, S., Irish, M., Leshikar, E.D., Duarte, A., Savage, G., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Hornberger, M. (2015, November). The self-reference effect in dementia: Differential involvement of cortical midline structures in Alzheimer’s disease and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2015, September). Invited presentation given at the L’Oréal Foundation Girls in Science Forum, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2015, September). "Memories are made of this” – Exploring memory dysfunction and potential interventions in frontotemporal dementia. Keynote paper presented at the Frontotemporal Dementia “Up Close and Personal” Conference, Coffs Harbour.
  • Irish, M. (2015, September). Deconstructing episodic memory processes in the dementias. Paper presented at the 2nd Inter-University Mental Health and Neuroscience Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2015, July). The neural signature of recent and remote autobiographical memory – evidence from the dementias. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2015, July). Memory and imagination in Alzheimer’s disease – clinical and neural correlates. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Hutchings, R., Irish, M., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J.R., Palermo, R., & Piguet, O. (2015, July). Do I know you? Examining memory for faces in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2015, July). Selective impairments in recall of past and generation of future autobiographical events in patients with unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Mohamed, A., & Lah, S. (2015, July). Unilateral temporal lobe epilepsy: Selective impairments in recall of past and generation of future autobiographical events. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Tu, S., Wong, S., Piguet, O., Irish, M., & Hodges, J.R. (2015, July). Orientation dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Paper presented at the 5th Pacific Rim Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society (INS) and the 38th Annual Brain Impairment Conference of the Australasian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI), Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2015, June). Scene construction impairments in Alzheimer’s disease – a unique role for the posterior cingulate. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Hawaii, USA.
  • Irish, M. (2015, June). Remembering the past and imagining the future in dementia – A matter of time? Paper presented at the Amnesia and Identity: Self, Memory, and Moral Psychology workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Palermo, R., Kumfor, F., Hutchings, R., Irish, M., Rhodes, G., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2015, June). Face and object memory in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Mauna Lani, USA.
  • Irish, M. (2015, May). “Back to the future” – Deconstructing mental time travel in the dementias. Presentation given at the Inspiring Science Lecture Series, Ultimo Public Library, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2015, February). “The wandering mind standing still” – Exploring the functional properties of the default network in the dementias. Invited paper presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, USA.
  • Irish, M. (2014, December). The restless brain: The cognitive neuroscience of mind-wandering. Invited presentation given at the "That’ll Learn You” Science-Comedy Show, Giant Dwarf Theatre, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2014, December). Past, present, and future: Deconstructing episodic memory in the dementias. Invited paper presented at the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Annual General Meeting, The University of Sydney, Sydney.
  • Ahmed, R., Macmillan, M., Irish, M., Bartley, L., Hallida, G., Kiernan, M., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R. (2014, October). Exploring eating and metabolism in frontotemporal dementia: potential effects on prognosis and disease progression. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Devenney, E., Irish, M., Mioshi, E., Kiernan, M., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2014, October). Psychotic symptoms are related to cerebellar-thalamic-cortico networks in the motor neurone disease-frontotemporal dementia continuum. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Irish, M. (2014, October). The mind less wandered: Exploring the default network in the dementias. Colloquium at the School of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Irish, M., El Wahsh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014, October). The neural signature of autobiographical memory disruption in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Irish, M., El Wahsh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014, October). Impaired episodic future thinking in frontotemporal dementia – evidence for a compromised default network. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Irish, M., Kamminga, J., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014, October). Social cognitive dysfunction in semantic dementia – behavioural and neural correlates. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Kumfor, F., Kamminga, J., Burrell, J., Piguet, O., Hodges, J.R., & Irish, M. (2014, October). Divergent neural regions underpin emotion processing deficits in right-lateralised semantic dementia and behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • O’Callaghan, C., Bertoux, M., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Hornberger, M. (2014, October). Game theory decision making in behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia: The economics of fairness and social context. Poster session presented at the 9th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Teo, D., Kumfor, F., Lah, S., Miller, L., Hodges, J.R., Piguet, O., & Irish, M. (2014, October). Autobiographical memory loss in dementia: Impact on carer burden. Paper presented at the Memory in the Treetops Retreat, Avoca Beach.
  • Irish, M. (2014, June). “Past, Present, Future” – Deconstructing episodic memory in the dementias. Invited presentation given at the Australian Psychological Society NSW College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Annual General Meeting, Melbourne.
  • Irish, M. (2014, May). Panel speaker for 'The Amorous Procedure' Forum. Invited presentation given at the 19th Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2014, April). Exploring the effect of emotion on memory in dementia syndromes. Invited paper presented at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Social & Affective Neuroscience Society (SANS), Denver, USA.
  • Kamminga, J., O'Callaghan, C., Hodges, J.R. & Irish, M. (2013, November). Differential prospective memory profiles in frontotemporal dementia syndromes. Paper presented at the 7th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Research Forum (ACNCN), Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Foxe, D., Irish, M., Leyton, C., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, October). Platform paper: The neural correlates of verbal and visuospatial span in logopenic progressive aphasia and Alzheimer’s disease. Paper presented at the 19th Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Brisbane.
  • Irish, M., El Wahsh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, October). 'As time goes by' - the neural correlates of recent and remote autobiographical memory. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Memory Program Inaugural Symposium, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Leyton, C., Devenney, E., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet O. (2013, October). Tracking the progression of emotional disturbance in neurodegenerative disorders. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Australian Psychological Society (APS) College of Clinical Neuropsychologists Conference, Brisbane.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Leyton, C., Devenney, E., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, October). Social functioning decline distinguishes behavioural-variant frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the 8th Annual Brain Sciences University of New South Wales (UNSW) Symposium: "The Interactive Brain: Translational Neuroscience", Sydney.
  • El Wahsh, S., Irish, M., & Piguet, O. (2013, August). Snapshots and postcards from our past: Insights into memory loss in dementia. Presentation given at the Brain Foundation Research Night: 3 minute thesis competition, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2013, July). The wandering mind: Dissociating memory and imagination in the dementias. Invited colloquium at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Irish, M., El Wahsh, S., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, July). The neural substrates of recent and remote autobiographical memory – insights from frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, July). Elucidating the neural substrates of theory of mind deficits in neurodegenerative disorders. Invited paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society mid-year meeting: “Social cognition in neurodegenerative and psychiatric conditions”, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Lechowicz, M., Miller, L., Irish, M., Addis, D., & Lah, S. (2013, July). Recollection of past and construction of future events in patients with unilateral medial temporal lobe epilepsy. Poster session presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Piguet, O., Hsieh S., Irish, M., Daveson, N., & Hodges, J.R. (2013, July). Loss of empathy and its effect on carers of patients with frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Irish, M. (2013, June). Episodic memory dysfunction in C9ORF72 and sporadic bvFTD. Colloquium at the Ageing & Neurodegeneration Research Theme Seminar, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, May). Emotion recognition in frontotemporal dementia: Recognition, expression and experience. Paper presented at the ForeFront Annual Meeting, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Sydney.
  • Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, February). Deconstructing episodic future thinking in the dementias. Poster session presented at the 41st meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, USA.
  • Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Hodges J.R., & Piguet, O. (2013, February). Exploring the neural substrates of episodic memory dysfunction in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Paper presented at the 41st Annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Waikoloa, USA.
  • El Wahsh, S., Irish, M., & Piguet, O. (2012, November). Neural correlates of autobiographical memory in frontotemporal dementia. Colloquium at the UNSW Dementia Collaborative Research Centre Student Lab meeting, Sydney.
  • Foxe, D., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, November). Platform paper: Verbal and visuospatial span in logopenic progressive aphasia and Alzheimer's disease. Paper presented at the 18th Annual College of Clinical Neuropsychology Conference, Launceston.
  • Irish, M. (2012, November). Entering the construction site of episodic future thinking: Insights from frontotemporal dementia. Invited colloquium at the Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Boston, USA.
  • Irish, M. (2012, November). Entering the construction site of episodic future thinking: Insights from frontotemporal dementia. Presentation given at the Memory Disorders Research Centre, VA Boston Healthcare system, Boston, USA.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, November). Neural correlates of emotional enhancement of memory in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Paper presented at the 22nd Australasian Psychophysiology Conference, The University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, November). Identification of discrete neural correlates for the recognition of negative emotions in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the Coast Association Tow Research Awards Day, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, November). Identification of discrete neural correlates for the recognition of negative emotions in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the Coast Association Tow Research Day, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney.
  • Hornberger, M., Wong, S., Tan, R., Irish, M., Piguet, O., Krill, J., Hodges, J.R., & Halliday, G. (2012, September). In vivo and post-mortem memory circuit integrity in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Manchester, UK.
  • Irish, M. (2012, September). Remembering and imagining: Insights from frontotemporal dementia. Presentation given at the 1st Annual Meeting of ForeFront, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Sydney.
  • Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, September). Divergent damage to the default network relates to self-projection deficits in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster session presented at the 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Manchester, UK.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, September). Discrete neural correlates for the recognition of basic emotions in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the 8th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias, Manchester, UK.
  • Irish, M. (2012, August). Recasting and projecting: The mental Olympics of future simulation. Paper presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Kumfor, F., Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2012, August). Discrete neural correlates for the recognition of basic emotions in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2012, June). Episodic memory in frontotemporal dementia: Past, present, and future. Presentation given at the Ageing and Neurodegeneration Meeting, Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2012, June). Self-projection and the default network in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the International Society for Behavioural Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
  • Irish, M. (2012, April). Autobiographical memory in semantic dementia: To infinity and beyond. Presentation given at the CCD Memory Node Meeting: "Memory on the Island”, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Irish, M. (2011, November). Episodic memory: Infinity and beyond. Invited presentation given at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) Annual Workshop, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2011, August). Self projection and the brain in frontotemporal dementia. Presentation given at the 6th Australian Cognitive Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuropsychiatry Conference, Sydney.
  • Irish, M., Addis, D.R., Hodges, J., & Piguet, O. (2011, August). Episodic future thinking is differentially impaired in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. In D.R. Addis (Chair), Symposium on Memory and the Future in Clinical Disorders. Symposium conducted at the 5th International Conference on Memory (ICOM5), York, UK.
  • Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Lah, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Hsieh, S., Savage, S., Miller, L., Hodges, JR., & Piguet, O. (2011, August). Differential profiles of recent autobiographical memory retrieval in frontotemporal dementia. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Memory (ICOM5), York, UK.
  • Irish, M., Hodges, J.R., & Piguet, O. (2011, July). Impaired episodic future thinking in frontotemporal dementia – evidence for a compromised default network. Poster session presented at the 4th Joint Meeting of the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment and the International Neuropsychological Society, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Irish, M. (2011, January). Episodic future thinking in semantic dementia – the story so far. Invited presentation given at the ARC Centre of Excellence, Memory Node Meeting, Sydney, Australia.
  • Irish, M. (2010, November). Differential decline in recent episodic autobiographical memory retrieval in frontotemporal dementia. Presentation given at the Tow Society Research Awards Day, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2010, October). Differential decline in recent episodic autobiographical memory retrieval in frontotemporal dementia. Invited presentation given at the Macquarie Memory Day, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Irish, M. (2010, September). Deficits in episodic autobiographical memory recall in frontotemporal dementia. Presentation given at the 16th Annual Conference of the APS College of Clinical Neuropsychologists, Freemantle.
  • Irish, M., Hornberger, M., Lah, S., Foxe, D., Leslie, F., Hsieh, S. et al. (2010, September). Deficits in episodic autobiographical memory recall in frontotemporal dementia. Poster session presented at the Brain Sciences UNSW Symposium, University of New South Wales, Sydney.
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., Coen, R.F., & O’Mara., S.M. (2010, September). Spatial and associative memory in mild cognitive impairment and conversion to probable Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., Coen, R.F., & O’Mara., S.M. (2010, September). Spatial and associative memory in mild cognitive impairment and conversion to probable Alzheimer’s disease. Poster session presented at the Psychological Society of Ireland Annual Meeting, Athlone, Ireland.
  • Irish, M., Lawlor, B.A., O’Mara, S.M, & Coen, R.F. (2009, September). Autobiographical memory in amnestic mild cognitive impairment: Exploration of autonoetic consciousness and context-dependent memory. Poster session presented at the 3rd Annual Neuroscience Meeting, Dublin, Ireland.

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