Jon Driver died suddenly on 28th November 2011. Jon was a wonderful individual; a loving son, husband, father and brother; and an irreplaceable friend and colleague.

This is a place for everyone who knew Jon to share our memories of him and through this to help celebrate his life.

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12 December 2011

from Uta and Chris Frith

We were devastated to learn of Jon's untimely death. He had been our colleague, collaborator and friend since he came to UCL in 1998. He was a lovely man, and a true cognitive psychologist. He retained the old fashioned virtues of a British experimentalist, meticulous design, data analysis and interpretation, but he also wholeheartedly embraced the new technologies of brain imaging and TMS. As a result he improved our work and indeed the work of all his collaborators and colleagues. He was also seriously playful and was equally pleased to talk about bass guitar styles as about attention. His death is a terrible loss to cognitive neuroscience, since, as he said himself in a recent interview, the best was yet to come.