School of Psychology

Cognitive Psychology

Cognitive Psychology Research Group Leader: Sophie Forster
The Cognitive Group has wide-ranging interests in Language and Communication, including Mammal Vocal Communication, Learning, Memory, Attention, Visual Perception and Cognition, and Consciousness. As well as normal adult cognition we study both developmental issues and various pathologies. We use a variety of techniques, including traditional behavioural methods, and modern neuroscientific methods, such as EEG/ERP, TMS, and fMRI.

Thinking, memory and language

  Our research examines processes of higher order cognition that involve memory, language and thought. 
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Sensation, Perception and Attention

Our research studies the complex processes by which our brains process and interpret external sensory input.
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Mammal Vocal Communication and Cognition

We specialize in using acoustic analysis and playback or psychoacoustic experiments to address novel questions about vocal communication and cognitive abilities in mammals, including humans.
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We investigate implicit learning (including computational simulations or learning), awareness of knowledge states, and mind wandering.
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