Cognition Group

An MRI image of the brain

Members of the Cognition Group study autobiographical episodic and semantic memory, perception and attentional processes, conceptual knowledge, working memory, mental imagery, intelligence measurement and theory.

We employ a range of methods including behavioural and cognitive experimental approaches, structural and functional MRI, electroencephalography, functional near infra-red spectroscopy, cortical stimulation and computational modelling.

The Cognition Group is part of the ARU Centre for Mind and Behaviour.

Members

Discover more about our group members on their profile pages.

PhD researchers

  • Sharon Buckland
  • Agnes Barsi
  • Emily McKendrick
  • Tanja Ecken
  • Komal Ramlagun

Find out more about our Psychology PhD. We have also identified a range of innovative research project opportunities for postgraduate researchers.

News

Peter Bright has recently published a co-authored paper with colleagues at UCL focused on developmental trajectories in the control of verbal and non-verbal interference in speech comprehension:

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, Periche-Tomas, E., Papageorgiou, P. & Bright, P., 2020. Developmental trajectories of control of verbal and non-verbal interference in speech comprehension in monolingual and multilingual children. Cognition.

For a limited time you can access the full article using this link: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ahLQ2Hx2jDYk

Sharon Buckland, currently writing up her PhD under the supervision of Prof Peter Bright and Dr Emma Kaminskiy, has published a study on the psychological repercussions of acquired brain injury, not only on the person with the injury, but also the wider family unit. The study is entitled 'Individual and family experiences of loss after acquired brain injury: A multi-method investigation'.

New and recent publications

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. DOI: 10.1177/1747021820931096

Filippi, R., Periche-Tomas, E., Papageorgiou, A. & Bright, P., 2020. A role for the cerebellum in the control of verbal interference: comparison of bilingual and monolingual adults. PLOS ONE. (in press)

Vieira, A., van der Linde, I., Bright, P. & Wilkins, A., 2020. Preference for lighting chromaticity in migraine with aura. Headache (in press).

Filippi, R., Ceccolini, Periche-Tomas, E., Papageorgiou, P. & Bright, P., 2020. Developmental trajectories of control of verbal and non-verbal interference in speech comprehension in monolingual and multilingual children. Cognition. DOI: 10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104252

Buckland, S., Kaminskiy, E. & Bright, P., 2020. Individual and family experiences of loss after acquired brain injury: A multi-method investigation, Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1080/09602011.2019.1708415

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

Recent and upcoming talks and events

Peter Bright will be presenting his work at a meeting in London on the 12 June, co-sponsored by the Centre for Educational Neuroscience (UCL/Birkbeck) and Frontiers in Psychology. The meeting is entitled, 'Multilinguistic Diversity: Impact for Education, Health and Society'. Free registration is now open for those interested in attending and contributing to this meeting.