Cognitive and Biological Research Group
The group conducts empirical and theoretical investigations addressing questions across the broad range of cognitive and biological psychology. 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.