Research areas

In this research area we study the psychological basis of cognitive abilities such as language, memory, spatial and numerical processing.

Our excellent research facilities allow us to make use of a wide range of experimental methods, including eye tracking, EMG, EEG, MEG, fMRI, TMS. We regularly use a variety of methods to explore our research questions from different perspectives. In addition, our research covers a broad range of different populations, ranging from typically developing children and adults to children and adults with developmental and neuropsychological disorders and on to non-human primates and other animals.

Our research is regularly supported by research councils, charities and other funding bodies. For a list of the funding that has been awarded to researchers in our department, please see the Grants Page.

We regularly publish in a wide range of international journals and books. For a list of any individual researcher’s publications, please go to the individual’s profile page by clicking on the name below. A full list of publications from researchers in our department can be found in our research database.

Cognition & Communication

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In this research area we study the psychological basis of cognitive domains such as language, memory, spatial and numerical processing. 

Social interaction & Forensic Psychology

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In this research area we study the psychological and cognitive bases of healthy and deviant interactions between people.

Neuroscience Methods & Theory

Cognitive Neurodevelopment

 We are at the forefront of developing new techniques for measuring cognitive and brain activity.

Developmental Psychology

Research in cognitive development focuses largely on typical and atypical patterns of language, literacy, and memory development in children.

Perception & Action

Mechanisms of Action Perception

Our research on perception and attention interfaces both with fundamental neuroscience and with significant practical questions.