Cognition research group

About the Cognition group

Key research areas

The current research of the group falls under three main headings:

In addition, the group has a history of research in psycholinguistics and developmental psychology, and there are projects that cut across or combine these interests. The armoury of research methods we use includes:  behavioural testing of normal participants and neurological patients, EEG/ERP, fMRI, eye-tracking, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and psychophysiological measures.

The interface with clinical colleagues provides excellent opportunities for work with neurological patients, and with other special populations (e.g. addiction, gamblers, eating disorders).

Research is or has been supported by project grants and research studentships from BBSRC, ERC, ESRC, British Academy and the Wellcome Trust.

Publications, research interests and projects of individual staff members can be found on the members page.

Research centres

Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR)

The main aim of the CCNR is to support research to enhance clinical practice for survivors of brain injury. Find out more on the centre website.

Centre for Cognitive Control and Associative Learning (CCAL)

The centre brings together researchers in the Cognition and Clinical research groups with expertise in executive control and associative learning. Find out more on the centre website.

Postgraduate programmes

  • MSc in Psychological Research Methods (the choice of optional methods modules allows specialisation in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience)
  • MPhil/PhD in Psychology
  • MSc by Research Psychology