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Adam J. Curtis
Research Technician



  • 2020 – Present: Research Technician, University of York
  • 2019 – 2020: MSc Cognitive Neuroscience, University of York
  • 2017 – 2018: Research Assistant, University of Exeter
  • 2015 – 2019: BSc Psychology, University of Plymouth

My research interests fall broadly in the domain of Learning and Memory and their influence on other cognitive faculties.



The role of sleep, plasticity and memory consolidation in the comprehension of language -  funded by the Economic and Social Research Council.


I am currently working with Prof. Gareth Gaskell investigating how rapid encoding, sleep and memory consolidation facilitate the comprehension of language. The Project aims to reveal how sleep and memory processes contribute both to the interpretation of language during active discourse and to the longer-term retention of linguistic information.

Research group(s)

  • Sleep, Learning and Memory (SLAM) Lab


  • Professor Gareth Gaskell


Selected publications

  • Civile, C., Waguri, E., Quaglia, S., Wooster, B., Curtis, A., McLaren, R., Lavric, A., & McLaren, I.P.L. (2020) Testing the effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on the face inversion effect and the N170 event-related potentials (ERPs) component. Neuropsychologia, 143, 107470.

Contact details

Adam J. Curtis
Research Technician
Department of Psychology
University of York
Room PS/E207