Cognition, Brain, & Behaviour Research Group
The group conducts empirical and theoretical investigations addressing questions across a range of topics in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience. Core themes include executive functioning, selective attention, memory processes (context-dependent memory; recollection and familiarity; false memory), visual perception (faces, scenes, and objects), emotional language, social cognition, and the effects of ageing, clinical disorders, alcohol, and neuro-degenerative disorders on cognition. We use a variety of methods to address our questions, including behavioural measurement, eye-tracking, EEG, brain stimulation, computational modelling, and neuropsychological investigations.
GROUP RESEARCH TOPICS
- Cognitive neuropsychological investigations of psychiatric and neurological patients [Nicola Edelstyn]
- Alcohol hangover, swearing and emotion, stress [Richard Stephens]
- Football heading as a cause of neuropsychological deficits [Andrew Rutherford]
- Language and visual word recognition [Sue Sherman]
- Memory, false memory and environmental context-dependent memory [Andrew Rutherford, Sue Sherman, Helen Williams]
- Visual Perceptual Organisation & EEG Methods [Joseph Brooks]
- Cognitive control process, task switching, and attention [Jim Grange]
- Face Perception [Sarah Laurence]
- Visual Scene Perception [Sara Spotorno]
- Visual attention, Autism [Donna Berry]
For further information regarding the Cognitive and Biological Research Group, please contact the Research Group Lead Dr Joseph Brooks.
For more information on our research facilities, please see our Equipment & Facilities page.
We offer a thriving and dynamic environment for both research and teaching excellence. We are proud of our high profile research activity, our external impact, and our strong portfolio of courses. We offer a portfolio of MSc Psychology courses in Cognitive Psychology, Child Development, Psychology of Health and Wellbeing and Applied Social and Political Psychology, which integrate well with our research themes.