Research in the Cognition theme explores the mechanisms underlying attention, language and memory, as well as assessing major factors that influence these core aspects of cognition.


Key areas of interest include:

  • Control processes in cognition
  • Language processing and the interface between language and memory
  • Production and comprehension of language and non-verbal behaviours
  • Numerical cognition
  • The interface between cognition and emotion
  • Cognitive plasticity
  • The neural basis of cognitive processes
  • The influence of aging and neurological conditions on cognitive processes
  • Quantitative methods in psychological assessment / single case methods


Group members:

Prof Louise Phillips (theme leader)

Dr Kevin Allan

Dr Mingyuan Chu 

Dr Sandie Cleland

Prof John Crawford 

Dr Agnieszka Konopka

Dr Katharina Schnitzspahn

Dr Rachel Swainson