Our research focuses on how we perceive and act on the world around us.
We have a broad range of interests spanning high-level cognitive acts such as communication and social interaction to low level visual and auditory perception.
We are an internationally recognised department engaging in some of the UK's most groundbreaking experimental psychology.
We study the psychological bases of memory, perception, language, development and social relationships. Our research covers a wide range of populations including children and adults, individuals with developmental and neuropsychological disorders, and non-human primates.
Our research makes a powerful difference to families with children living with developmental and neuropsychological disorders, as well as adults with similar conditions. We work in a range of settings and take our research into parts of the community where it has the greatest impact, working closely with caregivers, educators, law enforcement, healthcare professionals, and policy-makers.
Our researchers are supported by excellent research facilities which allow us to use cutting-edge experimental methods, including eye tracking, electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional MRI (fMRI) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). We also have state-of-the-art laboratories for developmental, sensory, virtual reality and sleep research.
Centres and institutes
Our researchers lead several cross-cutting research centres and groups:
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