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 Brontë Graham

Brontë Graham

Postgraduate Research Student

 Washington Singer 228

 

Washington Singer Laboratories, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, UK

Overview

I am a second year PhD student in Cognitve Psychology at the University of Exeter working under the supervision of Prof. Aureliu Lavric, Prof. Stephen Monsell and Dr. Heike Elchlepp. I was awarded a +3 studentship from the ESRC to investigate the role of cognitive control in bilingualism.

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Exeter, 2017

MSc Psychological Research Methods, University of Exeter, 2019

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Research

Research interests

I am interested in cognitive control in various domains.

My primary research interest, and the subject of my PhD, is the role of cognitive control in bilingualism. I am interested in circumstances under which bilingual communication is, or is not, cognitively effortful and requires endogenous control. I focus primarily on the role of cognitive control in language switching, both in language production and comprehension.

In collaboration with Prof. Aureliu Lavric, I have conducted research comparing task switching and language switching, with a focus on the domain-general vs. domain-specfic use of top-down control.

In collaboration with Prof. Stephen Monsell, I also conduct research into the acquisition of novel task-set, focusing on the declarative-to-procedural shift in representation of task-set when learning new tasks.

During my Masters degree, I conducted research into the acquisition of novel attentional templates under the supervison of Prof. Aureliu Lavric and Prof. Stephen Monsell.

Alongside my Masters degree, I also worked on a research project headed by Dr. Heike Elchlepp looking at the effects of mindfulness meditation on different aspects of attentional control.

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Journal articles

Graham B, Lavric A (2021). Preparing to switch languages versus preparing to switch tasks: Which is more effective?. J Exp Psychol Gen Abstract.  Author URL.

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2021

Graham B, Lavric A (2021). Preparing to switch languages versus preparing to switch tasks: Which is more effective?. J Exp Psychol Gen Abstract.  Author URL.
Monsell S, Graham B (2021). Role of verbal working memory in rapid procedural acquisition of a choice response task.  Abstract.  Full text.

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