Biography

I am currently a PhD candidate at Keele University under the supervision of Dr Jim Grange and Dr Sara Spotorno. I came to Keele in 2019 after obtaining a BSc (Hons) in Neuroscience and an MSc (Research) in Psychology from the University of Central Lancashire. My research interests lie within the field of experimental cognitive psychology, specifically in relation to short-term memory and attention.

I am also currently a Postgraduate Research Student Representative within the School of Psychology and Postgraduate Member of the Experimental Psychology Society.

Please feel free to contact me by email: s.b.moore@keele.ac.uk

Research and scholarship

My PhD research centres on attentional control and visual short-term memory. More specifically, I am investigating the role of attentional control in the allocation of a visual short-term memory resource responsible for the precision at which visual objects are encoded into memory. This research combines behavioural paradigms from the short-term memory and task switching literatures, as well as the use of computational modelling.

Additional research interests include other domains of short-term memory (e.g., verbal, spatial), specifically in relation to serial order memory and auditory distraction. Research I conducted during my MSc investigated how order is maintained for sequences of manual gestures as well as the impact of irrelevant sound and articulatory suppression. I have also collaborated on research investigating various aspects of serial memory, including the impact of semantic mismatches in irrelevant speech on serial recall.

Furthermore, I am also interested in the application of neuroimaging, eye-tracking, and neurostimulation to psychological investigation. This originates from my undergraduate final year project where I investigated the reliability and efficacy of anodal (i.e., excitatory) transcranial direct current stimulation on motor learning relative to sham stimulation.

During both my MSc and PhD, I have developed a strong interest in Open Research, initially through writing pre-registrations, to now additionally ensuring that my research adheres to good Open Research practices by sharing raw data, analysis scripts, and by using R to generate fully reproducible manuscripts.

  • Grange, J. A. & Moore, S. B. (in press). mixtur: An R package for designing, analysing, and modelling continuous report visual short-term memory studies. Behavior Research Methods. Pre-print available at https://psyarxiv.com/n6gqx/
  • Röer, J. P., Bell, R., Buchner, A., Saint-Aubin, J., Sonier, R.-P., Marsh, J. E., Moore, S. B., Kershaw, M. B. A., Ljung, R., & Arnström, S. (in press). A multilingual preregistered replication of the semantic mismatch effect on serial recall. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0001066
  • Presentations
  • Moore, S. B., Owen, M., Proctor, P. & Grange, J. A. (2021, July). Reconfiguration or inertia? Identifying a possible origin of switch costs during visual short-term memory resource allocation. Poster presented at the July Experimental Psychology Society Conference [presented online due to Covid-19]. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.19283.50729
  • Grange, J. A., Moore, S. B., & Berry, E. D. J. (2021, April). mixtur: An R package for designing, analysing, and modelling continuous report visual short-term memory studies. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Conference [presented online due to Covid-19].
  • Moore, S. B. & Grange, J. A. (2021, April). The impact of dimension switching on visual short-term memory. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Conference [presented online due to Covid-19]. https://doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.28885.65761
  • Moore, S. B. & Grange, J. A. (2020, July). Multidimensional change detection: An initial investigation of resource allocation in visual short-term memory. Poster presented at the Experimental Psychology Society Conference [presented online due to Covid-19]. https://doi.org/10.17605/OSF.IO/3GYRF
  • Moore, S. B. (2019, December). Attentional control of visual short-term memory resources. Invited talk given at the School of Psychology, University of Central Lancashire, UK.

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