Professor Peter Bright

Professor of Neuropsychology

Vision and Eye Research Institute

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Psychology and Sport Science

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Mind and Behaviour

Research Supervision:Yes

Peter Bright is a neuropsychologist, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Mind and Behaviour. He is Co-Director of the Multilanguage and Cognition (MULTAC) lab at University College London. He also has affiliations with the Vision and Eye Research Institute at ARU and is a PI at the Cambridge Neuroscience initiative at the University of Cambridge.

peter.bright@aru.ac.uk

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Background

Peter joined Anglia Ruskin University in 2005, having completed post-doctoral positions at the Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain at the University of Cambridge (2001-2005), and the Neuropsychiatry and Memory Disorders Clinic at King’s College London (1998-2001). He received his doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1999.

At ARU, Peter is Chair of the University Research Ethics Committee (REC) and Research Ethics Working Group (RIWG).

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Czech (basic)

Research interests

  • Neurocognitive basis memory and language
  • Intelligence and cognitive control
  • Bilingual cognition
  • Neuropsychological assessment
  • Functional and structural neuroimaging

Areas of research supervision

  • Memory
  • Intelligence
  • Executive function
  • Bilingual cognition
  • Conceptual knowledge

Peter would be pleased to consider applications from prospective PhD students. Find out more about our Psychology PhD and exciting PhD project opportunities.

Teaching

  • Imaging & Diagnostics in Cognitive Neuroscience (L7)
  • Current Theoretical Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience (L7)
  • Neuroscience of Wellbeing (L7)
  • Consumer analysis (L7)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience (L6)
  • Brain, Body and Mind (L5)

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Cambridge
  • MSc, University of Reading
  • BSc, University of Surrey

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Editorial Board member and Guest Editor, Scientific Reports
  • Guest Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychology (Cognitive Science Section) and Frontiers Topic Editor
  • Editorial Board, AIMS Neuroscience
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Open Psychology
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society
  • Reviewing: Brain, Brain & Language, Brain Research, Cerebral Cortex, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Cortex, Frontiers, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, Journal of Neuropsychology, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Neuropsychologia, Neuropsychology, others
  • Reviewer of grant applications for the BBSRC, ESRC, MRC and the British Academy

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant. Raising bilingual children: the effects of exposure to a bilingual environment on cognitive development in infants, £10,000 (co-applicant)
  • Leverhulme Trust research project grant RPG-2015-024, £277,974 (co-PI)
  • The evaluation of memory binding performance as an indicator for early cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Anglia Ruskin University Health and Wellbeing Academy (in collaboration with South Essex Partnership Trust). Value £67,616 (Advisor)

Selected recent publications

Journal articles and book chapters

Wyman, D. L., Butler, L., Cooper, C., Bright, P., Morgan-Trimmer, S., & Barber, J. (2022). Process evaluation of the New Interventions for independence in Dementia Study (NIDUS) Family stream randomised controlled trial: protocol. BMJ Open, 12(6), e054613.

Mercure, E., Bright, P., Quiroz, I., & Filippi, R. (2022). Effect of infant bilingualism on audiovisual integration in a McGurk task. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 217, 105351. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2021.105351.

van der Linde, I., Horsman, L., & Bright, P. (2021). The validity of abbreviated forms of the National Adult Reading Test and Spot-the-Word 2 for estimating full-scale IQ. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2021.1958874.

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, A., & Bright, P. (2022). Trajectories of verbal fluency and executive functions in multilingual and monolingual children and adults. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 75, 130-147. https://doi.org/10.1177/17470218211026792.

Filippi, R., & Bright, P., eds. (2021). Editorial: Cognitive Reserve and Language Experience: Can Long-Term Use of Multiple Languages Protect Our Brains from the Effects of Aging? Lausanne: Frontiers Media, in press. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.748181.

Buckland, S., Kaminskiy, E., & Bright, P. (2021). Individual and family experiences of loss after acquired brain injury: A multi-method investigation. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 31(4), 531-551. https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2019.1708415.

Vieira, A., van der Linde, I., Bright, P., & Wilkins, A. (2020). Preference for lighting chromaticity in migraine with aura. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 60(6), 1124-1131. https://doi.org/10.1111/head.13801.

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, A., Periche-Tomas, E., & Bright, P. (2020). Developmental trajectories of metacognitive processing and executive function from childhood to older age. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 73, 1557-1773. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1747021820931096.

Filippi, R., Periche Tomas, E., Papageourgiou, A., & Bright, P. (2020). A role for the cerebellum in the control of verbal interference: Comparison of bilingual and monolingual adults. PLOS ONE, 15(4), e0231288. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0231288.

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, A., Periche-Tomas, E., Papageourgiou, A., & Bright, P. (2020, in press). Developmental trajectories of control of verbal and non-verbal interference in speech comprehension in monolingual and multilingual children. Cognition, July 2020, 104252. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104252.

Bright, P., & van der Linde, I. (2020). Comparison of methods for estimating premorbid intelligence. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 30, 1, 1-14. https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2018.1445650.

Bright, P., & Filippi, R., eds. (2019). Editorial: Perspectives on the ‘Bilingual Advantage’: Challenges and Opportunities (pp. 6-8). Lausanne: Frontiers Media. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01346.

Bright, P., Ouzia, J., & Filippi, R. (2019). Multilingualism and metacognitive processing.  In J. W. Schwieter (Ed.), The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism (pp. 357-371). Wiley-Blackwell.

Filippi, R., D’Souza, D., & Bright, P. (2019). A developmental approach to bilingual research: The effects of multi-language experience from early infancy to old age. International Journal of Bilingualism, 23(5), 1195-1207. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1367006917749061.

Ouzia, J., Bright, P., & Filippi, F. (2019). Attentional control in bilingualism: an exploration of the effects of trait anxiety and rumination on inhibition. Behavioral Sciences, 9(8), 89. https://doi.org/10.3390/bs9080089.

Papageourgiou, A., Bright, P., Periche-Tomas, E., & Filippi, R. (2019). Evidence against a cognitive advantage in the older bilingual population. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 72(6), 1354-1363. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F1747021818796475.

Periche-Tomas, E., Papageourgiou, A., Bairaktari, O., Bright, P., & Filippi, R. (2019, in press). Multi-language acquisition and cognitive development. The Oxford Handbook of Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (Ed. K. Cohen-Kaddosh). Oxford University Press.

Bright, P., Hale, E., Gooch, V. J., Myhill, T. D., & van der Linde, I. (2018). The National Adult Reading Test: Restandardisation against the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – Fourth Edition. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation, 28, 1019-1027. https://doi.org/10.1080/09602011.2016.1231121.

Mercure, E., Quiroz, I., Goldberg, L., Bowden-Howl, H., Coulson, K., Gliga, T., Filippi, R., Bright, P., Johnson, M. H., & MacSweeney, M. (2018). Impact of language experience on attention to faces in infancy: evidence from unimodal and bimodal bilingual infants. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1943. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01943.

Naeem, K., Filippi, R., Periche-Tomas, E., Papageourgiou, A., & Bright, P. (2018). The importance of socioeconomic status as a modulator of the bilingual advantage in cognitive ability. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1818. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01818.

van der Linde, I., & Bright, P. (2018). A genetic algorithm to find optimal reading test word subsets for estimating full-scale IQ. PLOS ONE, 13(10), e0205754. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0205754.

Kerrigan, L., Bright, P., Thomas, M. S. C., & Filippi, R. (2017). Evidence of an advantage in visuo-spatial memory for bilingual compared to monolingual speakers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20, 602-612.

Carroll, E. L., & Bright, P. (2016). Involvement of Spearman's g in conceptualisation versus execution of complex tasks. Acta Psychologica, 170, 112-126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2016.06.011.

Folke, T., Ouzia, J., Bright, P., De Martino, B., & Filippi, R. (2016). A bilingual disadvantage in metacognitive processing. Cognition, 150, 119-132.

Jones, L. A., Hills, P. J., Dick, K. M., Jones, S. P., & Bright, P. (2016). Cognitive mechanisms associated with auditory sensory gating. Brain and Cognition, 102, 33-45.

Pinto, A., A., & Bright, P. (2016). The biology of resilient beliefs. Current Ethology, 15, 30-54.

Filippi, R., Morris, J., Richardson, F. M., Bright, P., Thomas, M. S. C., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Marian, V. (2015). Bilingual children show an advantage in controlling verbal interference during spoken language comprehension. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18, 490-501.

Bright, P., & Kopelman, M. D. (2014).  Memory, Autobiographical. In R. Daroff & M. J. Aminoff (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (pp. 1036-1038). Oxford, UK: Elsevier Press.

Filippi, R., Lenzi, M., Rasetti, M. and Bright, P. (2014). Possible effects of pramipexole on neck muscles in a patient with Parkinson's disease. Oxford Medical Case Reports, 1, 8-10. Note: Summary of this paper also published as Antecollis: case report. Reactions, 1573, 182-17.

Kopelman, M. D., & Bright, P. (2012). On remembering and forgetting our autobiographical pasts: Retrograde amnesia and Andrew Mayes’s contribution to neuropsychological method. Neuropsychologia, 50, 2961-2972.

Archer, T., & Bright, P. (2012): Functional and structural MRI studies of impulsivity in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and borderline personality disorder. In P. Bright (Ed.). Neuroimaging III: Cognitive Neuroscience (pp. 205-228). Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing.

Kopelman, M. D., Bright, P., Fulker, H., Hinton, N., Morrison, A., & Verfaellie, M. (2009). Remote semantic memory in patients with Korsakoff’s syndrome and herpes encephalitis. Neuropsychology, 23, 144-157.

Bright, P., Moss, H. E., Stamatakis, E. A., & Tyler, L. K. (2008). Longitudinal studies of semantic dementia: The relationship between structural and functional changes over time. Neuropsychologia, 46, 2177-2188.

Duncan, J., Parr, A., Woolgar, A., Thompson, R., Bright, P., Cox, S., Bishop, S., & Nimmo-Smith, I. (2008). Goal neglect and Spearman's g: Competing parts of a complex task. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 137, 131-148.

Kopelman, M.D., Bright, P., Buckman, J., Fradera, A., Yoshimasu, H., Jacobson, C., & Colchester, A.C.F. (2007). Recall and recognition memory in amnesia: patients with hippocampal, medial temporal, temporal lobe or frontal pathology. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1232-1246.

Noppeney, U., Patterson, K., Tyler, L.K., Moss, H., Stamatakis, E.A., Bright, P., Mummery, C., & Price, C. (2007). Temporal lobe lesions and semantic impairment: A comparison of herpes simplex virus encephalitis and semantic dementia. Brain, 130, 1138-1147.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E., Longe, O., Stamatakis, E.A., & Tyler, L.K.  (2007). Conceptual structure modulates anteromedial temporal involvement in processing verbally presented object properties. Cerebral Cortex, 17, 1066-1073.

Bright, P., Buckman, J., Fradera, A., Yoshimasu, H., Colchester, A.C.F., & Kopelman, M.D. (2006).  Retrograde amnesia in patients with hippocampal, medial temporal, temporal lobe, or frontal pathology. Learning and Memory, 13, 545-557.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E., Stamatakis, E.A. & Tyler, L.K. (2005). The anatomy of object processing: The role of anteromedial temporal cortex. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 58B, 361-377. [This edition of the journal has also been published in book form].

Bright P., Moss, H.E., & Tyler L.K.  (2005). Invited commentary on Keith R Laws: “Illusions of normality”: A methodological critique of category-specific naming.  Cortex, 41, 852-853.

Moss, H.E., Fletcher, P.C., Abdallah, S., Pilgrim, L.K., Acres, K., Bright, P., & Tyler, L.K. (2005). Selecting among competing alternatives:  Selection and Controlled Retrieval in the Left Prefrontal Cortex, Cerebral Cortex, 15, 1723-1735.

Moss, H.E., Rodd, J.M., Stamatakis, E.A., Bright, P., & Tyler, L.K. (2005). Anteromedial temporal cortex supports fine grained differentiation among objects. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 616-627.

Reed, L.J., Lasserson, D., Marsden, P., Bright, P., Stanhope, N., &  Kopelman, M.D. (2005). Correlations of regional cerebral metabolism with memory performance and executive function in patients with herpes encephalitis or frontal lobe lesions. Neuropsychology, 19, 555-565.

Bright, P. & Kopelman, M. D. (2004). Remote memory in Alzheimer’s disease.  In R. G. Morris & J. T. Becker (Eds.). The Cognitive Neuropsychology of Alzheimer’s Disease (pp. 141-151). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E & Tyler, L.K. (2004). Unitary versus multiple semantics: PET studies of word and picture processing. Brain and Language, 89, 3, 417-32.

Tyler, L.K., Bright, P., Fletcher, P. & Stamatakis, E.A. (2004). Neural processing of nouns and verbs: the role of inflectional morphology. Neuropsychologia, 42 (4), 512-523.

Tyler, L.K., Stamatakis, E.A., Bright, P., Acres, K., Abdallah, S., Rodd, J.M. & Moss, H.E. (2004). Processing objects at different levels of specificity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16(3), 1-12.

Tyler, L.K., Stamatakis, E.A., Jones, R.W., Bright, P., Acres, K, & Marslen-Wilson, W.D. (2004). Deficits for semantics and the irregular past tense: A causal relationship? Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, 1159-1172.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E. & Tyler, L.K. (2003). Unitary versus multiple semantics: Evidence from neuroimaging studies. Brain and Language, 87, 90-91.

Tyler, L.K., Bright, P., Dick, E., Tavares, P., Pilgrim, L., Fletcher, P., Greer, M., & Moss, H. (2003). Do semantic categories activate distinct cortical regions? Evidence for a distributed neural semantic system. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 20, 541-559.

Tyler, L.K., Stamatakis, E.A., Dick, E., Bright, P., Fletcher, P., & Moss, H.E. (2003). Objects and their actions: Evidence for a neurally distributed semantic system. NeuroImage, 18, 542-557.

Bright, P., Jaldow, E. & Kopelman, M.D.  (2002). The National Adult Reading Test as a measure of premorbid intelligence:  A comparison with estimates derived from demographic variables. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8, 847-854.

Rodd, J.M., Bright, P., & Moss, H.E.  (2002). Tigers and teapots: what does it mean to be alive? Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 6, 409-410.

Bright, P. & Kopelman, M. D. (2001). Learning and memory: Recent findings. Current Opinion in Neurology, 14, 449-455.

Bishop, D.V.M., Bright, P., James, C., Bishop, S.J., & Van der Lely, H.K.J. (2000). Grammatical SLI: A distinct subtype of developmental language impairment? Applied Psycholinguistics, 21, 159-181.

Bishop, D. V. M., Bishop, S. J., Bright, P., James, C., Delaney, T., & Tallal, P. (1999). Different origin of auditory and phonological processing problems in children with language impairment: evidence from a twin study. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 42, 155-168.

Bishop, D.V.M., Ross, V.A., Daniels, M.S., & Bright, P. (1996). The measurement of hand preference: A validation study comparing three groups of right-handers. British Journal of Psychology, 87, 269-285.

Edited books

Bright, P., & Filippi, R., eds. (2019). Perspectives on the ‘Bilingual Advantage’: Challenges and Opportunities. Lausanne: Frontiers Media. doi: 10.3389/978-2-88963-017-2.

Bright, P. (Ed.). (2012). Neuroimaging I: Methods. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing.

Bright, P. (Ed.). (2012). Neuroimaging II: Clinical Applications. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing.

Bright, P. (Ed.). (2012). Neuroimaging III: Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech Publishing.

Commissioned books in preparation

Bright, P. Human Intelligence. Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

Jansson-Boyd, C., & Bright, P. Consumer Neuroscience. Elsevier Press.

Recent presentations and conferences

Published conference abstracts

Bright, P., Horsman, L., & van der Linde, I. (2022). Use of a genetic algorithm approach for improving precision and efficiency of tests for estimating premorbid cognitive ability. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 34, F113.

Bright, P., Clegg, I., Hina, F., & van der Linde, I. (2019). Predictive validity of word reading tests for estimating premorbid IQ. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31, E100.

Filippi, R., Periche-Tomas, E., Papageourgiou, A., & Bright, P. (2019). A role for the paravermis in the control of verbal interference: comparison of bilingual and monolingual adults. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 31, E30.

Bright, P., & van der Linde, I. (2017). The National Adult Reading Test and Wechsler Test of Adult Reading as measures of premorbid IQ: Comparison and restandardisation against the Wechsler Adult Intelligencer Scale – Fourth Edition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, F109.

Fiati, M., & Bright, P. (2017). The role of the posterior parietal cortex in episodic retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, A76.

Fiati, M., & Bright, P. (2016). Effect of posterior parietal stimulation on episodic retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, D97.

Arabaci, G., Hills, P., & Bright, P. (2015). The relationship between N2, response inhibition and response conflict: the importance of task complexity. Proceedings of the Experimental Psychology Society.

Bright, P., & Carroll, E. L. (2015). Variability in task conceptualisation drives performance-g correlations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, B35.

Fiati, M., & Bright, P. (2015). ERP correlates of episodic contextual retrieval. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, G96.

Filippi, R., Morris, J., Richardson, F. M., Bright, P., Thomas, M. S., Karmiloff-Smith, A., & Marian, V. (2015). Bilingual children show an advantage in controlling verbal interference during spoken language comprehension. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology: Educational and Pedagogical Sciences, 2, waset.org/abstracts/19798.

Jones, L., & Bright, P. (2015). Cognitive mechanisms underlying auditory sensory gating. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, E38.

Carroll, E., & Bright, P. (2013). Involvement of Spearman’s g in conceptualisation versus execution of complex tasks. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25, A60.

Notice, K., van der Linde, I., Pardhan, S., & Bright, P. (2012). Reduced oculomotor inhibition with increased visual working memory load. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, H99.

Bright, P., & Kopelman, M. D. (2011). The role of the hippocampus in the recollection of genuinely episodic memory from the remote past. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, G17.

Notice, K. J., Bright, P., Pardhan, S. and van der Linde, I. (2011). Holding irrelevant information in visual working memory influences saccadic eye movements. 26th Annual PsyPAG Conference, 6-8 July, Bangor, Wales.

Bright, P., & Kopelman, M. D. (2009). Patterns of remote memory impairment in patients with focal hippocampal and more widespread temporal lobe damage. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 21, Supplement E31.

Bright, P., & Kopelman, M. D. (2008). Rethinking retrograde amnesia: The role of medial temporal, lateral temporal and frontal pathology. Česká a Slovenská Psychiatrie, 104, Suppl. 2, 983.

Bright, P., & Kopelman, M.D. (2007). Retrograde amnesia in patients with hippocampal, medial temporal, temporal lobe or frontal pathology. Proceedings of the British Neuropsychological Society, April 2007.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E., & Tyler, L.K. (2006). The neural basis of conceptual knowledge: A correlational approach. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 18, C62.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E., Stamatakis, E.A., & Tyler, L.K. (2005). The time course of semantic dementia: MRI and behavioural findings. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, Supplement, B237.

Longe, O., Bright, P., Stamatakis, E.A., Moss, H.E., & Tyler, L. K. (2005). Neural basis of property knowledge: Correlations with MRI signal intensity. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, Supplement, 76.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E., Morgese, C., Rodd, J., Stamatakis, E.A., & Tyler, L.K. (2004). It’s not what you’re naming, it’s how you name it: Process-driven neural recruitment for objects in inferior temporal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16, Suppl. D82.

Reed, L.J., Lasserson, D., Marsden, P., Bright, P., Stanhope, N., & Kopelman, M.D. (2004). Retrosplenial and medial temporal cortical metabolism correlate with memory performance in amnesia arising from temporal herpes encephalitis and frontal lobe pathology. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 10, Suppl. 1, 97.

Acres, K., Stamatakis, E.A., Moss, H.E., Bright, P., & Tyler, L.K. (2003). The neural basis of object recognition: A new correlational technique. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, Suppl. C124.

Raposo, A., Moss, H.E., Rodd, J., Bright, P., Stamatakis, E.A. & Tyler, L.K. (2003). The representation of conceptual knowledge in the brain. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, Suppl. F172.

Bright, P., Moss, H.E., & Tyler, L.K. (2003). The representation of conceptual knowledge: An exploration of modality effects using words and pictures. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 15, Suppl. E181.

Tyler, L.K., Stamatakis, E.A., Acres, K., Abdallah, S., Bright, P., Rodd, J., & Moss, H.E. (2003). Processing objects at different levels of specificity. Human Brain Mapping, New York. NeuroImage, 19, S229.

Bright, P. (1998). Exploring the space between goal and behaviour: Frontal lobes, intelligence and "cognitive reversal". Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 10, 105.