Graham Hitch
Emeritus Professor

Profile

Biography

  • University of Cambridge
    BSc in Physics
  • University of Sussex
    MSc in Experimental Psychology
  • University of Cambridge
    PhD

Career

  • University of Sussex
    Research Fellow (1971-72)
  • University of Stirling
    Research Fellow (1972-74)
  • Medical Research Council, Applied Psychology Unit, Cambridge.
    Scientist (1974-1979)
  • University of Manchester
    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (1979-91)
  • University of Lancaster
    Professor (1991-2000)
  • University of  York
    Professor (2000-11)/Emeritus Professor (2011-present)

Research

Overview

Human learning, memory and cognition. Special focus on working memory.

Projects

  • Timing and serial order in verbal short-term memory, with Tom Hartley and Rebecca Gilbert (MRCCBU Cambridge)
  • Binding in working memory, with Alan Baddeley, Richard Allen and others
  • Executive control in bilingualism with Meesha Warmington and Selma Babygit

Research group(s)

  • Cognition and Communication

Grants

  • Experimental Psychology Society Small Grant: Is sequencing information in short-term memory mediated by temporal precision?

Collaborators

Publications

Selected publications

2015 onwards

  • Allen, R. J., Castella, J., Ueno, T., Hitch, G. J., & Baddeley, A. D. (2015). What does visual suffix interference tell us about spatial location in working memory? Memory & Cognition, 43, 133-142. doi: 10.3758/s13421-014-0448-4
  • Campoy, G., Castella, J., Provencio, V., Hitch, G. J., & Baddeley, A. D. (2015). Automatic semantic encoding in verbal short-term memory: Evidence from the concreteness effect. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 68, 759-778. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2014.966248
  • Hurlstone, M. J., & Hitch, G. J. (2015). How is the serial order of a spatial sequence represented? Insights from transposition latencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition, 41, 295-324. doi: 10.1037/a0038223
  • Hartley, T., Hurlstone, M. J., & Hitch, G. J. (2016). Effects of rhythm on memory for spoken sequences: A model and tests of its stimulus-driven mechanism. Cognitive Psychology, 87, 135-178. doi: 10.1016/j.cogpsych.2016.05.001(2016).
  • Baddeley, A.D., Hitch, G.J., Quinlan, P.T., Bowes, L. & Stone, R. (2016). Doors for memory: A searchable database. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 69, 2111-2118. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2015.1087582
  • Hu, Y., Allen, R.J., Baddeley, A.D. & Hitch, G.J. (2016). Executive control of stimulus-driven and goal-directed attention in visual working memory. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 78, 2164-2175. doi: 10.3758/s13414-016-1106-7
  • Allen, R.J., Baddeley, A.D. & Hitch, G.J. (2017). Executive and perceptual distraction in visual working memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Human Perception and Performance, 43,1677-1693.
  • Baddeley, A.D. & Hitch, G.J. (2017). Is the Levels of Processing effect language-limited? Journal of Memory and Language, 92, 1-13. doi:  10.1016/j.jm1.2016.05.001
  • Gilbert, R.A., Hitch, G.J. & Hartley, T. (2017). Temporal precision and the capacity of auditory-verbal short-term memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 70, 2403-2418. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2016.1239749
  • Hurlstone, M. J., & Hitch, G. J. (2018). How is the serial order of a visual sequence represented? Insights from transposition latencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition, 44, 167-192.
  • Berry, E. D. J., Waterman, A. H., Baddeley, A. D., Hitch, G. J., & Allen, R. J. (2018). The limits of visual working memory in children: Exploring prioritization and recency effects with sequential presentation. Developmental Psychology, 54, 240-253.
  • Atkinson, A.L., Berry, E.D.J., Waterman, A.H., Baddeley, A.D., Hitch, G.J., & Allen, R.J. (2018). Are there multiple ways to direct attention in working memory? Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1424, 115-126.
  • Hitch, G.J., Hu, Y., Allen, R.J., & Baddeley, A.D. (2018). Competition for the focus of attention in visual working memory: perceptual recency versus executive control. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1424, 64-75.
  • Baddeley, A.D., Hitch, G.J., & Quinlan, P.T. (2018). Is the phonological similarioty effect in working memory due to proactive interference? Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition, 44, 1312-1316.
  • Oberauer, K., Lewandowsky, S., Awh, E. et al. (2018). Benchmarks for models of short-term and working memory. Psychological Bulletin, 144, 885-958.
  • Oberauer, K., Lewandowsky, S., Awh, E. et al. (2018). Benchmarks prrovide common ground for model development: Reply to Logie (2018) and Vandierendonck (2018). Psychological Bulletin, 144, 972-977.
  • Allen, R.J., Hitch, G.J., & Baddeley, A.D. (2018). Exploriong the sentence advantage in working memory: Insights from serial recall and recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71, 2571-2585.

Full publications list

For full publication list please see Google Scholar Profile.

External activities

Memberships

  • British Psychological Society
  • Experimental Psychology Society
  • European Society for Cognitive Psychology
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Contact details

Graham Hitch
Emeritus Professor
Department of Psychology
Room PS/B003

Tel: 01904 324355