Research in the Cognition theme explores processes such as attention, language and memory. There is a particular focus on how cognition and emotion are influenced by lifespan development and neuropsychological conditions. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), National Institutes of Health (NIH) and The Leverhulme Trust. The theme leader is Prof Louise Phillips and other members include Dr Rebecca Bull, Dr Sandie Cleland, Prof John Crawford, Dr Judith Hosie, Dr Margaret Jackson, Dr David Pearson and Dr Gillian Slessor.
Recent research highlights
- Jackson MC, Linden DEJ, & Raymond JE (2012). ‘Distracters’ do not always distract: Visual working memory for angry faces is enhanced by incidental emotional words. Frontiers in Psychology, 3:437.
- Slessor, G., Phillips, LH., Bull, R., Venturini, C., Bonny, EJ. & Rokaszewicz, A. (2012). 'Investigating the "Deceiver Stereotype": Do Older Adults Associate Averted Gaze With Deception?'. Journals of Gerontology. Series B, Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, vol 67B, no. 2, pp. 178-183.
- Mitchell, T., Bull, R. & Cleland, AA. (2012). 'Implicit response-irrelevant number information triggers the SNARC effect: Evidence using a neural overlap paradigm'. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol 65, no. 10, pp. 1945-1961.
- Insch, PM., Bull, R., Phillips, LH., Allen, R. & Slessor, G. (2012). 'Adult aging, processing style, and the perception of biological motion'. Experimental Aging Research, vol 38, no. 2, pp. 169-185.
- Martin, D., Slessor, G., Allen, RD., Phillips, LH. & Darling, S. (2012). 'Processing orientation and emotion recognition'. Emotion, vol 12, no. 1, pp. 39-43.