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; visual short-term memory), visual perception (faces, scenes, and objects), lie–truth judgements, emotional language, social cognition, and the effects of ageing, early-years development, 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, immersive virtual reality, neuropsychological investigations, brain stimulation, and computational modelling.
Group research topics
- Visual Perceptual Organisation & EEG Methods [Joseph Brooks]
- Cognitive neuropsychological investigations of psychiatric and neurological patients [Nicola Edelstyn]
- Moral cognition [Kathryn Francis]
- Cognitive control process, attention, visual short-term memory [Jim Grange]
- Cognitive development [Claire Monroy]
- False memories and applied memory [Sue Sherman]
- Visual search and face perception [Emma Smillie]
- Alcohol hangover, swearing and emotion, stress [Richard Stephens]
- Cognition of lie–truth judgments and trusting information [Chris Street]
- Recognition memory and metacognition [Helen Williams]
- Autobiographical memory & music; music cognition [Alex Lamont; Geraldine Leighton]
For further information regarding the Cognitive and Biological Research Group, please contact the Research Group Lead, Jim Grange.
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 which integrate well with our research themes.