Research centres and groups

Many of the departments research groups have their own websites with details of their activity and events.

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MEG Methods Group

  • Objectives: In this group we discuss the implementation of established and novel MEG analysis techniques.
  • Meetings: Last Thursday in every month, 12:00-13:00
  • Contact: Markus van Ackeren

Developmental Research Group

  • Objectives: To understand the mechanisms underlying social, cognitive and linguistic development – both typical and atypical – from infancy through to adolescence.
  • Contact: Hayiou-Thomas, Emma



  • Objectives: Our research looks into the mental structures and representations underlying human language processing.
  • Meetings: Mondays during term time, 12:30-13:30
  • ContactGennari, Silvia , Gareth Gaskell

Social Cognition Group

  • Objectives: In this discussion group we review current literature a on-going research on social neuroscience, social cognition and social interaction.
  • Meetings: Fridays during term time, 11:00-12:00
  • Contact: Sally Quinn

External Speaker Seminar

  • Objectives: Speakers from around the UK and abroad are invited to talk about their current research.
  • Meetings: Every second Tuesday during term time, 16:15-17:15
  • Contact: Keise Izuma

Internal Speaker Seminar

  • Objectives: Researchers from within the department report on their newest research.
  • Meetings: Every second Tuesday during term time, 16:15-17:15
  • Contact: Keise Izuma

YNiC Seminars

  • Objectives: Presentations by external guests and internal staff members ranging from established results to new Project Presentations.
  • Meetings: Every Thursday during term time, 16:30-17:30
  • Contact: See schedule

Open Science Interest Group

  • Objectives: To promote the use of open science practices in the Department of Psychology and wider University of York community through education, advice and peer support.
  • Meetings: Once per term
  • Contact: Aidan Horner