Research in the Social Cognition theme investigates the factors involved in social interactions and decisions using a wide-range of behavioural and neuroimaging techniques. Recent projects have been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the European Research Council (ERC). The theme leader is Prof Mike Burton and other members include Dr Kevin Allan, Dr Rachael Bannerman, Prof Rhona Flin, Prof Neil Macrae, Dr Douglas Martin, Dr Lynden Miles, Dr Devin Ray and Dr Bert Timmermans.
Recent research highlights
- Mitchell, L., Flin, R., Yule, S., Mitchell, J., Coutts, K. & Youngson, G. (2012). 'Evaluation of the Scrub Practitioners' List of Intraoperative Non-Technical Skills (SPLINTS) system'. International Journal of Nursing Studies, vol 49, no. 2, pp. 201-211.
- Jenkins, R. & Burton, AM. (2011). 'Stable face representations'. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological sciences, vol 366, no. 1571, pp. 1671-1683.
- Wyer, N., Martin, D., Pickup, T. & Macrae, N. (2012). 'Individual Differences in (Non-Visual) Processing Style Predict the Face Inversion Effect'. Cognitive Science, vol 36, no. 2, pp. 373-384.
- Lumsden, J., Miles, L., Richardson, MJ., Smith, C. & Macrae, N. (2012). 'Who syncs?: Social motives and interpersonal coordination'. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, vol 48, no. 3, pp. 746-751.
- Allan, K., Martin, D. & Gabbert, F. (2012). 'Memory conformity and the perceived accuracy of self versus other'. Memory & Cognition, vol 40, no. 2, pp. 280-286.