Simon Davis

Associate Professor


I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at Duke University School of Medicine. I completed my PhD at Duke with Roberto Cabeza, where I was a student in the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience. I then trained at the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain in Cambridge University under Lolly Tyler. I’m a cognitive neuroscientist with experience in behavioural modelling, psychological task design, neuroanatomy, neuroimaging, and the global and local changes in brain physiology and anatomy associated with aging.


Simon W. Davis, Nancy A. Dennis, Sander M. Daselaar, Mathias S. Fleck, Roberto Cabeza, Qué PASA? The Posterior–Anterior Shift in Aging, Cerebral Cortex, Volume 18, Issue 5, May 2008, Pages 1201–1209,

Davis SW, Dennis NA, Buchler NG, White LE, Madden DJ, Cabeza R. Assessing the effects of age on long white matter tracts using diffusion tensor tractography. Neuroimage. 2009 Jun;46(2):530-41. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2009.01.068. PMID: 19385018; PMCID: PMC2775533.

Simon W. Davis, James E. Kragel, David J. Madden, Roberto Cabeza, The Architecture of Cross-Hemispheric Communication in the Aging Brain: Linking Behavior to Functional and Structural Connectivity, Cerebral Cortex, Volume 22, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 232–242,