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harry2Harry is currently undertaking a PhD with the Regenerative Neuroscience Group. He received a Bachelor of Science (Neuroscience) from the University of Sydney in 2011, and later completed a Masters of Brain and Mind Sciences Program, at the Brain and Mind Research Institute. Harry has a strong interest in Cognitive Training (CT), and ultimately hopes to see CT implemented in clinical settings to treat cognitive deficits in various neurological diseases.

Harry is involved in numerous projects within the RNG, most of which revolve around neuroplasticity in the ageing population. His primary project involves assessing the efficacy of two schedules of CT in elderly individuals who attend daycare centres.

Harry enjoys playing rugby, and spends his spare time training in the gym or keeping fit and active outdoors. He hopes to combine his passions of sport and neuroscience in implementing CT to firstly enhance mental performance in athletes, but more importantly to manage and treat cognitive deficits following concussion and traumatic brain injury.



  1. Valenzuela M.J., Turner, A.J.F., Kochan N.A., Wen W., Suo C., Hallock H., McIntosh A.R., Sachdev P. and Breakspear M (2015) Posterior compensatory network in cognitively intact elders with hippocampal atrophy. Hippocampus 25: 581–593. doi:10.1002/hipo.22395
  2. Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Chao Suo, Sharon L Naismith, Michael Valenzuela M (2015). Cognitive training-induced short-term functional and long-term structural plastic change is related to gains in global cognition in healthy older adults: A pilot study. Front. Aging Neurosci. 7:14. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2015.00014
  3. Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Michael Valenzuela. (2014). Computerized Cognitive Training in Cognitively Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Effect Modifiers. PLoS Med 11(11): e1001756. doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.1001756
  4. Amit Lampit, Harry Hallock, Rebacca Moss, Sindy Kwok, Michael Rosser, Matthew. Lukjanenko, Alana Kohn, Sharon Naismith, Henry Brodaty, Michael Valenzuela. The timecourse of global cognitive gains from supervised computer-assisted cognitive training: a randomised, active-controlled trial in elderly with multiple dementia risk factors. Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (2014);1(1):33-39